PARSIPPANY, NJ - Today, the Christie-Guadagno Campaign fights back against Jon Corzine's negative and misleading attack ad with a new television ad entitled, "Setting the Record Straight." In the ad, Chris Christie talks about his mother's own fight with breast cancer and expresses disappointment that Jon Corzine is willing to go so low in order to scare female voters.
In the ad Chris talks candidly with his wife, Mary Pat, by his side, "So the idea that somebody who was able to keep their mother for an extra twenty years would ever deny another woman in this state the opportunity to get a mammogram is just so deceitful. It is awful for the Governor to desperately hold onto power by scaring people."
"Setting the Record Straight" Script: (TV-:30)
Chris Christie: My mom was a breast cancer survivor. Her life was saved because she got a mammogram.
Female Announcer: The New York Times calls Jon Corzine's latest attack "an attempt to poison Christie with women."Corzine's attacks "skew the truth."
Chris Christie: So the idea that somebody who was able to keep their mother for an extra twenty years would ever deny another woman in this state the opportunity to get a mammogram is just so deceitful. It is awful for the Governor to desperately hold onto power by scaring people.
On Screen: The Christie Plan: More Women Covered for Mammograms. More children with Health Insurance.
"Setting the Record Straight" Ad Facts: (TV-:30)
New York Times: "Mr. Christie speaks not of cutting health coverage, or mammograms, as the ad suggests, but of giving people the option of choosing no-frills, mandate-free and, presumably, much cheaper insurance if they want it. Singling out mammograms -- one such mandate -- is an attempt to poison Mr. Christie with women." (David Halbfinger, "In Bid For Re-Election, New Jersey's Governor Plays To Party Faithful," New York Times, 06/08/09)
Daily Record Editorial: "...the governor's assault on Christie's health insurance plan skews the truth so much that it does a disservice." (Editorial, "A battle over coverage for mammograms," Daily Record, 08/13/09)
The Christie-Guadagno Plan Will Lower Health Care Costs By Increasing Competition Among Health Insurance Companies While Providing More Coverage Policy Options:
Increase Options To Affordable Care Through Out-of-State Insurance Policies. The Christie Administration will allow New Jersey small businesses to purchase health insurance policies from out-of-state insurance companies that offer better rates, or better coverage. More competition and more consumer choice will lower costs.
Encourage More People To Purchase Health Insurance By Increasing Affordable Options. Insurance companies will be permitted to offer "mandate-free" policies. These policies might better fit the needs of certain consumers, such as young, single consumers, who are currently uninsured.
The Christie-Guadagno Plan Will Abolish the Premium Tax On Individual And Small Group Premiums. The Christie- Guadagno Administration will abolish the assessment (i.e., tax,) on individual and small group premiums.