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The Gazette Fact Checker - The Gazette 28th September 2020
PAC ad attacks Mariannette Miller-Meeks over Obamacare
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PAC ad attacks Mariannette Miller-Meeks over Obamacare

Voters in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District are starting to see a lot more political ads in the open-seat race between Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Democrat Rita Hart.

One of those ads is by Women Vote!, a Super PAC of Emily’s List, a network formed in 1985 with the goal of electing more pro-abortion rights Democratic women to office. The 30-second ad starts by mentioning COVID-19 and showing images of damage from the Aug. 10 derecho.

“During a pandemic, in the wake of a disaster, losing your health insurance would be devastating,” the voice says.

The ad claims “Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who took thousands from big insurance, supported a plan that could cost 187,000 Iowans their coverage or let insurers deny it because of preexisting conditions, like diabetes.”

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We give statements grades from A to F based on accuracy and context.

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This Fact Checker was researched and written by Erin Jordan of The Gazette. The podcast is hosted by Erin Jordan; co-hosted by The Gazette's John Steppe, Marissa Payne, and Michaela Ramm; the fact check is edited by Craig Gemoules; and produced by Stephen Colbert.