Kyl Hit with Local Ads Showing His No-Need-For-Maternity-Care Statement

12/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

PHOENIX, AZ -- The Democratic Party just bought airtime for an ad to air in Senator John Kyl's home state of Arizona featuring his infamous "I don't need maternity care" statement. The ad will begin airing Monday in the two largest media markets in Arizona, Phoenix and Tucson. A DNC spokesperson said the ad will run indefinitely.

Yesterday, the DNC announced that Kyl would be focused in its "Call 'Em Out" campaign and released a web video attacking Kyl for engaging in fear-mongering and lies. The DNC is also using traditional phonebanking and letter writing campaigns in conjunction with Twitter and Facebook as part of its Call 'Em Out campaign against Kyl.

Watch the ad:


Read the transcript of the ad:

TEXT:  Do Republicans oppose requiring insurance companies to provide maternity care?

Kyl:  Well first of all, I don't need maternity care...

TEXT:  Of course you don't need maternity care...

Kyl:  ...and so requiring that to be in my insurance policy is something that I don't need and will make the policy more expensive

TEXT:  ...but how do you think you came into this world?

Sen Stabenow: If I could just object once with my colleague I think your mom probably did.

TEXT:  Does Jon Kyl think all insurance policies should be required to cover maternity care?

Kyl:  Yeah... over sixty years ago my mom did.


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