Tillis has taken over $475,000 from big pharma and health insurance corporate PACs over the course of his career
End Citizens United (ECU) launched a nearly $2 million television, digital and radio ad campaign exposing Senator Thom Tillis, who has taken over $475,000 from big pharma and health insurance corporate PACs throughout his career, for prioritizing corporate special interests over the needs of North Carolina families.
The ads highlight how Senator Tillis took contributions from Big Pharma and then voted to allow drug companies to raise prices on hundreds of prescription drugs in addition to accepting donations from insurance companies and voting to deny coverage to North Carolinians with pre-existing conditions. They also reveal Tillis’ contributions from payday lenders and the subsequent work he did to reduce oversight for them.
“Thom Tillis is too weak to stand up to his corporate special interest donors. And it’s hurting North Carolina families,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “Instead of working to make progress on critical issues impacting North Carolinians’ daily lives, Tillis has done the exact opposite. He took contributions from Big Pharma and then voted against lowering the cost of prescription drugs. He accepted donations from insurance companies and then called his vote against the Affordable Care Act and its pre-existing condition coverage ‘courageous.’ Payday lenders bankrolled his campaign and he worked to reduce their oversight. North Carolina families deserve a leader who will fight for them, not a corrupt corporate shill who turns a blind eye to their needs.”
The television ad runs from September 14 – September 26. The digital ad runs from September 8 – September 29. The radio ad runs from September 14 – September 26.
Full TV script below:
VO: Who does Senator Thom Tillis really work for? Tillis took thousands from drug companies.
VO: And voted to let them raise prices on hundreds of drugs.
VO: Tillis took money from insurance companies.
VO: And voted to let them deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
VO: Thom Tillis. He just doesn’t work for North Carolina.
VO: End Citizens United is responsible for the content of this ad.
Unlike dark money groups, ECU is entirely transparent and every penny is disclosed with the Federal Election Commission. Unlike Super PACs, ECU adheres to contribution limits and is entirely grassroots-funded with an average contribution of $14.