DORAL, Fla. – Congresswoman Val Demings in Doral, who hosted a town hall on Tuesday, unveiled a new line of attack in her attempt to unseat two-year Senator Marco Rubio.
Deming’s most recent allegation against Rubio is that he co-sponsored legislation that changed the provisions of the Anti-Inflation Actwhich passed almost two months ago.
Rubio hopes to reverse portions of the bill that will allow Medicare to negotiate — and lower — the cost of some of the most expensive prescription drugs.
The regulations also limit annual out-of-pocket expenses for seniors to $2,000.
Demings told City Hall attendees, “I can’t get my mind off the faces of the seniors who told me their stories and vote for legislation that would help them afford the medicines they need. “
Demings hopes the new message will give her a chance in a race she continues to lag behind.
Data released by Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy shows Demings is 41 to 47 percent behind Rubio. Another 2 percent say they plan to vote for another candidate, while 10 percent are undecided.
Rubio hit back Tuesday, saying his bill would protect future drug innovation and research and that Democrats have rejected his proposal to cap insulin prices for low-income households at $10.
His campaign released a statement: “While Senator Rubio has taken real steps to lower drug costs while maintaining life-saving treatments, all Val Demings and Washington Democrats seem keen to get a talking point in election year.”
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