New Hampshire: Hodes’ Ad Features Satisfied Constituent

Posted September 23, 2008 at 6:34pm

Freshman Rep. Paul Hodes (D) aired his first television advertisement of the cycle Tuesday as part of what his campaign called a “significant point total” on cable and the state’s lone broadcast station.

The spot, “Michelle,” is narrated by Ann Marie Morse, a mother who describes the difficulties of ensuring that her ill daughter kept her health insurance.

“Back in December of 2003, Michelle had emergency surgery and then we found out she had advanced cancer,” Morse says in the ad. “If she was not a full-time student, she was going to lose her insurance. No student should have to make the choices that Michelle had to make. The bureaucrats told me that if I didn’t like it, I was going to have to change the law.”

On screen text then describes how lawmakers passed “Michelle’s Law” in the state, and how Morse took her idea to Hodes before it passed in the House.

“I don’t think I could have ever gotten this far without the help of Paul Hodes,” Morse continues. “I am going to keep on fighting. Paul Hodes is going to keep on fighting. And we are going to get this passed.”

Hodes faces former radio host Jennifer Horn (R) this November.