New Radio Spot – Introduction

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Hi I’m Matt Bliss 20 years ago I returned to this area and have called it home ever since.  I have lived many places throughout our wonderful country but have never found a place so beautiful and the people so welcoming.  We are a hardy people, and care about our neighbors and are willing to help others during their time of need.   We also support the rule of law and common decency.  We want to preserve our bountiful resources while still being able to support our families and way of life.  I want to be your State Representative and ask for your vote on November 3rd so I can defend our Northern Minnesota Values in St. Paul  

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Hi I’m Matt Bliss 20 years ago I chose to return this area and call it home, I have lived many places throughout our wonderful country but have never found a place so beautiful and the people so welcoming.  We have a certain way of life up north, we enjoy our natural resources and all they have to offer and we work hard for our families and communities.  We don’t ask for much and we like to provide for ourselves.  We love the outdoors and prefer not to have our skylines be filled with large buildings.  We are a hardy people willing to help others during their time of need and we always support the rule of law and common decency.  We want to preserve our bountiful resources while still being able to support our families and way of life.  I am a husband, father, grandfather, veteran, small business owner, hunter, fisherman and conservationist.  Current leadership in St. Paul does not understand our way of life and want to replace our values with theirs, we cannot let this happen.  I want to be your State Representative and ask for your vote on November 3rd so I can defend our Northern Minnesota Values in St. Paul  

Bliss criticizes Rep. Persell for voting to support two anti-gun bills

PENNINGTON — Former state Rep. Matt Bliss, a candidate for House District 5A, harshly criticized current Bemidji Democrat Rep. John Persell after Persell voted in favor of of two anti-gun bills Thursday on the House floor. Persell was among Democrats who voted to in favor of H.F. 8 and H.F. 9 as they passed the House with bipartisan opposition. Bliss said the bills infringe on the Second Amendment by violating due process and effectively creating a state gun registry.

“This is a huge issue to the people in our region and Rep. Persell just turned his back on every District 5A citizen who cherishes the Second Amendment,” Bliss said. “These anti-gun bills Rep. Persell voted for create strict new hurdles and barriers for law-abiding Minnesotans, violate our constitutional rights and will do nothing to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals.

“On the House floor, Rep. Persell even refused to answer any questions related to H.F. 8, the universal gun registration and background check bill. On top of that, Rep. Persell is a co-sponsor and was the deciding vote to approve H.F. 9, the Red Flag bill, which undermines due process for gun confiscations. The people of District 5A deserve to know why he sided with metro Democrats by infringing on our gun rights, but Rep. Persell failed to provide them that respect. It’s shameful.”

New Radio Spot – Vote!

Here is the transcript for our latest radio ad:

This is State Representative Matt Bliss. Thank you for putting your trust in me two years ago. It has been an honor representing the great people of Northern Minnesota.

It is time again for me to ask for your vote to help us build on the progress we already have made. Our opponents are once again pushing their tired, failed policies of old, that we just can’t afford.

I ask for your vote November 6th because more work remains. Together, we can do even more good work for northern Minnesota.

New Radio Spot – Healthcare (Surprise Billing)

Here is the full audio and transcript:

Audio:

Transcript:

Hello, this is state Representative Matt Bliss. Two years ago, area citizens elected me as their State Representative and asked me to fix the problem of rising health care costs.

In addition to stopping and reversing rising healthcare costs in the individual marketplace, we stopped the practice of surprise medical billing. Families in our area went to the hospital and assumed their insurance would cover the procedure, only to end up being hit with thousands of dollars in unexpected medical costs.

That is what we call surprise billing and it can be downright devastating to families.

The good news is I worked hard with fellow Legislators to successfully put an end to surprise billing in our state.

We went to bat for Minnesotans and passed a new law prohibiting surprise billing. This will provide people with peace of mind so they can spend their energy healing instead of worrying about what to do about unexpected bills piling up.

I am State Representative Matt Bliss and I remain committed to lowering the cost of healthcare in Minnesota and I am asking for your vote on November 6th.

New Radio Spot – Veterans

Here is the full transcript and audio:

Audio:

Transcript:
Hi, this is state Representative Matt Bliss. As someone who served in the Navy and comes from a family with a deep history of service, from my 7 uncles who served in WW1, of which only 6 returned to my father who enlisted right here in Bemidji, only days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor to my brother who served in Viet Nam. I’ll always fight to make sure our veterans are taken care of and receive the support they deserve.

As vice chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, I am proud of the accomplishments during my first two years in office.

We secured, $12.4 million in state funding for a new veterans home in Bemidji. This will finally put care within reach for northern Minnesota veterans who have been underserved for too long.

A number of bills I authored to help veterans were enacted. One cracked down on predatory lending practices targeting vulnerable veterans and their spouses. Another provided funding for homeless veterans.

We may never be able to fully repay our immense debt to our veterans, but that won’t stop me from trying.

I am State Representative Matt Bliss and I am asking for your vote on November 6th.

New Healthcare Radio Messages

Here are our new radio spots focused on healthcare:

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Hello, this is State Representative Matt Bliss.

Health care costs have gotten out of control in recent years. Many people in our area have shared with me your concerns over soaring deductibles, overwhelming medical bills and uncertainty about whether your coverage will actually be there when you need it most.

I promised to make these issues a top priority when you sent me to the Capitol two years ago and I am proud to have delivered.

  • We ended the crippling cycle of double-digit premium increases.
  • We passed measures helping people to continue seeing their doctor of choice.
  •  We made changes to stop surprise billing.

While I am proud to have delivered on my promise to improve health care in our state, more work remains to deliver the system Minnesotans deserve and restore our state’s status as a national leader.

I am State Rep. Matt Bliss and I remain dedicated to lowering health care costs for you and your family. I would be honored to earn your continued support and vote on Tuesday, November 6th.

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Hello, this is State Representative Matt Bliss.

I promised to make health care a top priority when you sent me to the Capitol two years ago and I am proud to have delivered.

  • We ended the crippling cycle of double-digit premium increases.
  • We passed measures helping people to continue seeing their doctors of choice.
  • We made changes to stop surprise billing.

While I am proud to have delivered on my promise to improve health care in our state, more work remains.

I am State Rep. Matt Bliss and I remain dedicated to lowering health care costs for you and your family.

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