Affordable drug advocates dedicate $500K to unseat California congresswoman

Patients for Affordable Drugs Action is launching a $500,000 campaign against U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., to protest  her relationship with drug companies, according to The Hill.

The group will send mailers to voters in Ms. Eshoo's district in an effort to unseat the 14-term incumbent who won re-election in 2016 by 42 points over her Republican challenger.

"Anna Eshoo’s record on drug prices is terrible, and the reason why is obvious," said David Mitchell, founder of Patients For Affordable Drugs Action, according to The Hill. "She's taken enormous sums of money from drug corporations, and she does their bidding in Washington."

This is the first time the group has targeted a Democrat as part of their efforts to inform voters about politicians who may be influenced  by large pharmaceutical companies.

"When politicians like Congresswoman Anna Eshoo take money from big pharma, it's hardworking Californians desperate for lower prescription drug prices who are being hurt," the mailer to voters reads.

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