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Clash on Health Care Takes Center Stage in Arizona Senate Race

  • GOP’s McSally claims support for pre-existing condition rules
  • Lawmaker backed bill that could have reduced coverage
Martha McSally, Republican Senate candidate from Arizona, center, speaks to a supporter during a rally in Tempe, Arizona, on Aug. 27, 2018.

Martha McSally, Republican Senate candidate from Arizona, center, speaks to a supporter during a rally in Tempe, Arizona, on Aug. 27, 2018.

Photographer: Caitlin O'Hara/Bloomberg

Arizona Republican Martha McSally escalated a fierce health-care debate in the state’s closely contested Senate race with a new ad proclaiming her support for protecting insurance coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions.

The Arizona congresswoman says in the ad that she’s “leading the fight” to “force insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions.”