PA-9: Shuster Reloads Against Halvorson In New Ad (Video)

The war of words continues in Pennsylvania’s 9th District as Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Briar) debuted another ad attacking opponent Art Halvorson, saying that Halvorson is not a true conservative.

“Where does Art Halvorson stand?” a voice asks to start the ad off. “Not with conservatives.”

The voice goes on to list a few instances where Halvorson’s conservative views as a member of the Tea Party might be called into question, starting with the infamous farm subsidies debacle.

“Halvorson has already admitted to taking thousands in taxpayer subsidies,” the ad notes, citing an October 2013 interview on the Kelly Spinner show as proof. “Halvorson said he’d vote to raise income taxes on 99% of us and cut the child tax credit in half,” the ad continues.

shuster halvo adIt cites this article from the Tribune-Democrat of August 2013. The ad also claims that Halvorson “would have voted to allow IRS targeting of conservatives continue.”

“That’s not all,” the voice says, tone growing lower and slightly more menacing with each accusation. “Halvorson said he’d vote with Democrats to stop Republicans from passing legislation.”

In conclusion, the ad asks, “Think Art Halvorson is a conservative? Think again.”

“Halvorson said he entered this race when Congressman Shuster voted to protect 99% of Americans from the largest tax increase in history,” Shuster’s campaign manager Sean Joyce said in a statement released with the ad. “Perhaps he should have gone further east in Pennsylvania when he was looking for a place to carpetbag to, because these views seem to be more in line with Allyson Schwartz’s district than the conservative views Congressman Shuster shares in PA-9.”

The district is rated R+14 by Cook PVI, indeed making it one of the highest-rated conservative district in Pennsylvania. Along with Halvorson, Shuster faces challenges from fellow Republican Travis Schooley and Democrat Alanna Hartzok. It has recently been announced that Shuster, Halvorson and Schooley will meet up for a series of debates regarding their views and plans for the 9th District.

April 14th, 2014 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 4 Comments

4 thoughts on “PA-9: Shuster Reloads Against Halvorson In New Ad (Video)”

  1. Joshua Bussard says:

    “Halvorson would vote with democrats to stop legislation…”
    I was at the Chambersburg event where this is quoted from. Art said he would vote against Republicans to retain John Boehner as speaker! Now THAT is something I can stand behind! #Halvorson14

  2. Denny Bonavita says:

    The ad is a lie. The elder Shuster, to his credit, didn’t lie. The son … well … if that’s who the good people of Altoona want as their representative, it says a lot about the “good” people. Halvorson might/might not be a good legislator. We already know the answer with respect to Shuster.

  3. KingOfSpades says:

    Well, apparently I don’t need to say anything about the lunacy of Travis Fooley and his cult…

    Why is Bill still shoveling this farm subsidy nonsense? Does he think that nobody saw it when factcheck.org said that it was “just plain wrong’? And Bill’s love for the Tea Party is new development. Before this year he NEVER had the time to speak to them and stonewalled every attempt various groups made to set up debates and candidates’ forums. That’s probably why nearly every Tea Party & 9/12 Group in PA-9 is now supporting Art Halvorson and not a single one is backing Bill.

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a desperate parade of mudslinging in my life. Bill Shuster & company are scared to death of one of their opponents, and it’s not Travis Schooley!

  4. Fulton Freedom says:

    TRAVIS SCHOOLEY ALL BETS ARE IN ON YOU PLEASE SAVE THIS DISTRICT FROM THE OUTSIDE INVASION. TRAVIS SCHOOLEY YOU REALIZE YOUR PURPOSE AND NO ONE CAN TAKE THIS FROM YOU TRAVIS SCHOOLEY THIS IS YOUR RACE TO WIN ALL OF FULTON COUNTY IS UNITED STANDING WITH YOU FOR YOUR GREAT CAUSE WE LOVE YOU AND ALL OUR HOPES ARE WITH YOU WIN RUN AND WIN YOU ARE OUR ELECTED REPRESENTED OWN THOSE CHINA MEN AT THE UP COMING DEBATES SAVE US FROM THE ENEMIES WITHIN TRAVIS SCHOOLEY WE DELIGHT IN YOU, TRAVIS SCHOOLEY 100X QUALIFIED OF ANY china CHALLENGER’S. artty&billy your communism is not welcomed in FULTON COUNTY. TRAVIS SCHOOLEY BLESS YOU.

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