Joe Courtney

Connecticut’s 2nd (CT - 02)

Updated: September 28, 2022

Overview

Mike France is out of step with the values and priorities of eastern Connecticut families.

Summary

Voters across the 2nd District need to see broadcast and cable ads as well as OTT, digital, and mail that shows the difference between Joe Courtney and Mike France on the issue of a woman’s right to choose. Mike France opposes abortion, while Joe Courtney believes this issue should be between a woman, her family, and her doctor.

  • Mike France can’t be trusted to protect women’s health care. He supports a nationwide ban on abortion, even for Connecticut, and he publicly celebrated the Supreme Court Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, which enables a nationwide ban on abortion even in cases of rape, incest, and when a woman’s life is in danger. 
  • Joe Courtney believes the issue of abortion should be between a woman, her family, and her doctor.  As a state representative in 1990, he voted to codify Roe into state law. Courtney supports keeping abortion legal, just the way it is today and will always support a woman’s right to choose.

 

Voters across the 2nd District need to see broadcast and cable ads as well as OTT, digital, and mail that shows the difference between Joe Courtney and Mike France on the issue of healthcare. Mike France voted against measures to lower the cost of prescription drugs while Joe Courtney has led the effort to allow Medicare to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs.

  • Mike France has opposed efforts to protect Connecticut consumers from unfair price increases of prescription drugs.  In the state legislature, France was one of just 18 members to vote against a law that prevents insurance companies from raising the cost of certain prescription drugs.
  • Joe Courtney is working to reduce the rising cost of healthcare. He has led the effort to allow Medicare to negotiate for lower prices, which would help reduce the cost of prescription drugs for everyone. And he has proposed allowing more people to buy into Medicare, expanding the choices people have for their health insurance and lowering premiums.

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Additional Resources

Mike France Research Book

Mike France abortion rally footage




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