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New ad from GOP governors PAC paints Sisolak as ‘dangerous’ on health care

Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak acknowledges supporters after winning the Democratic gubernatorial primary election on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. On the right is Congresswoman Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)

Focus: Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak

Who’s paying for it: The Republican Governors Association, a 527 committee supporting Republican gubernatorial candidates

Size of buy: Part of a multi-million dollar ad buy

Where it’s running: Statewide

When it starts: Oct. 26

The gist: The 30-second spot attacks Sisolak’s support of a single-payer health-care system, or systems where taxes fund essential health-care services such as in Canada or the U.K. It first calls the proposal a “massive federal takeover of our health-care system” before showing footage of Sisolak from January telling  an audience at an LGBT community center in Las Vegas “yeah” when asked if he backed single-payer.

In that video, Sisolak goes on to say he “doesn’t know if it’s going to happen in my lifetime,” but also that a single-payer system would be necessary in order to solve certain problems “all the way through,” though the video begins after Sisolak says what those problems are.

The ad goes on to attack single payer more generally, saying it would “make your employer-based health-care plan illegal,” remove “you and your doctor” from medical decisions and double income taxes.

Watch the ad below:

11: 00 AM: This story was updated to include the size of the ad buy and where it is running. 

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