Democratic congressional candidate Dave Clegg has released his first video ad of his campaign, highlighting the story of his daughter Jessica, who was born without a heartbeat and with life-threatening congenital problems.

The video spotlights how her health insurance coverage was taken away over claims that she had a pre-existing condition.

“I know first hand what it’s like to have the person you love most in this world have their health care taken away and to not have the money to cover astronomical health care costs; I want to go to Congress to fight for Medicare for all so no one has to go through what we did,” Clegg said on Monday.

“I’ve spent 37 years in this district defending working people from predatory corporate practices, and now, I want to go to Congress to make sure that no insurance company or pharmaceutical manufacturer ever puts their profit margins before a person’s life. Health care needs to be about the well being of our citizens, not executives’ bottom line.”

As an attorney, Clegg challenged the insurance company successfully. The broader in the campaign is the Affordable Care Act and the Republican efforts to weaken the measure.

Clegg is among the crowded field of Democrats seeking to take on Republican Rep. John Faso this fall in the Hudson Valley’s 19th congressional district.

“It makes me sick thinking about how Rep. John Faso and Donald Trump did everything in their power to take health care away from 60,000 people in our district,” Clegg said.

“We need to act now to make sure they can never threaten our well being again. And let’s be clear – we need someone who is going to fight for this legislation, not half measures or some ill defined version of universal health care. I will fight to my last breath to make sure every citizen, regardless of their income, gets the health care coverage they deserve, which I know we can do by passing Medicare for all.”