Capitalizing on her career of the past 28 years, physician Val Arkoosh’s latest television ad entitled “In Here” takes places in an operating room, where she compares her medical passion to running for and serving in Congress.
“I’m Val Arkoosh,” she begins, garbed in white scrubs and looking ready to perform surgery. “I’ve spent my career working with people. From the delivery room, to building a national coalition to help President Obama pass healthcare reform.”
Arkoosh frequently claims a big role in helping to get the Affordable Care Act to become law. In an editorial board meeting with the Philadelphia Tribune, she spoke about visiting Washington, D.C. after President Obama’s election in 2008 at least once or twice every week until the ACA passed. She mentioned one of the things she noticed about Congress, which was that most of the representatives don’t have a policy background. Having just such a background in medicine, and the skills it has given her, are some of Arkoosh’s major points in campaign pitch.
Tacking onto that, Arkoosh says in her ad that she has “a commitment to solving problems.”
“And that’s what I’ll do in Congress,” she wraps up. “Stand up for women and protect social security by ensuring everyone pays their fair share. I’m Val Arkoosh, and I approve this message because in here, we work together to solve problems, and it’s time Congress does the same.”
This spot comes a week after her most recent one, “Exciting,” which starred her young daughter giving her tips on how to make the perfect ad. Arkoosh’s campaign is also currently running a web ad entitled “Sarah” about a patient who could have been helped if the ACA were around when she had needed it.
Other Democratic candidates in the PA-13 primary include State Rep. Brendan Boyle, State Sen. Daylin Leach and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies.