District Voters Speak Out in New 60 Plus Ad Targeting Boccieri’s Record

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Contact:  Tom Kise
September 10, 2010                                                                                 
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WOOSTER, OHIO – The 60 Plus Association, nationally recognized as the conservative alternative to the liberal AARP, today launched new television and web ads in Ohio’s 16th Congressional District. The organization will spend more than $450,000 in the district on issue ads that target Rep. John Boccieri’s record.

“Washington liberals like Rep. John Boccieri aren’t listening to Ohio’s seniors,” said Jim Martin, Chairman of the 60 Plus Association.  “We originally thought Rep. Boccieri would stand up for the interests of his constituents.  However, when it came time to vote, he abandoned his duty as Ohio’s representative and marched lockstep with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, endorsing a health care disaster Ohio seniors didn’t want and America couldn’t afford.

Featuring area voices, the 30-second ad will air across the congressional district beginning on September 10.   During the ad, local seniors speak out about their concerns, explaining how Rep. Boccieri flip-flopped during the health reform debate and betrayed Ohio seniors.

A full transcript of the television ad can be found below or a video of the ad can be found by clicking here.


John Boccieri betrayed Ohio’s seniors.

Instead of protecting us, he supported Nancy Pelosi’s liberal agenda.

Boccieri voted for Pelosi’s health care bill…

…which cuts $500 billion from Medicare.

Those cuts will hurt the quality of our care.

We thought he was looking out for us…

But Boccieri switched his vote to support Pelosi instead.

John Boccieri betrayed us – and this November, we will remember.

60 Plus Association is responsible for the content of this advertising.


The 60 Plus Association is an 18-year-old nonpartisan organization working for death tax repeal, saving Social Security, affordable prescription drugs, lowering energy costs and other issues featuring a less government, less taxes approach as well as a strict adherence to the Constitution.  60 Plus calls on support from nearly 5.5 million citizen activists.  60 Plus publishes a magazine, SENIOR VOICE, and a Scorecard, bestowing awards on lawmakers of both parties who vote “pro-senior.”   60 Plus has been called, “an increasingly influential senior citizen’s group” and since 1992 “the conservative alternative to the AARP.”