RELEASE: New Graham Ad Highlights Opposition to Obamacare
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-South Carolina) re-election campaign has launched a new television ad highlighting his opposition to Obamacare and touts legislation Graham introduced allowing states to opt-out of Obamacare.

The six-figure ad buy is running across South Carolina on television – including during the NCAA National Championship basketball game – and online.  The ad encourages people to sign a pledge of support for Graham’s opt-out legislation.

“Many Americans are tired of being run over by the Obamacare ‘we know best’ train,” said Senator Graham.  “I believe the American people – particularly those outside Washington – deserve a chance to have a say about Obamacare.  They shouldn’t be held hostage by this terrible legislation.  Our opt-out legislation actually lives up to President Obama’s famous promise that if you like your health care you can keep it.  Mr. President, we don’t like Obamacare, and we don’t want to keep it.  Allow us to opt-out.”

The new Graham ad:

  • Includes President Obama’s statement, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your healthcare plan.”  That statement, which he made 36 times, was called the “Lie of the Year” in 2013 by Politifact.
  • Highlights Graham’s legislation, The State Health Care Choice Act, which he introduced along with Senator Tim Scott, 4th District Congressman Trey Gowdy and 5th District Congressman Mick Mulvaney.  The bill would allow South Carolina to ‘opt-out’ of major Obamacare provisions
  • Encourages people to support Graham’s ‘Opt-Out’ efforts by adding their name to a petition at

The 30 second TV spot titled ‘Opt Out’ is available here:

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About Lindsey Graham

In the United States Senate, South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has earned a reputation as a conservative, a problem-solver, and a leader who gets things done. He is a great friend to our men and women serving in uniform, a leading advocate for cutting the out-of-control spending in Washington, and a strong opponent of Obamacare. Learn more about Lindsey here.