Raja Embraces Race in TV Ad (With Video)
When Raja ran for Allegheny County Executive in 2011, Republicans accused opponents of racial campaign tactics. But in an ad released this week for his state Senate bid, Raja embraces his Indian heritage.
The 30-second spot, which began airing today on cable (namely Fox News), is titled “Fluent” and doesn’t shy away from Raja’s race.
He may look just a little different. Talk with a bit of an accent, but there’s one language Raja is quite fluent in: conservatism,” says a male narrator.
“He used conservative business practices to create much-needed jobs right here. And now, Raja wants to take fiscal discipline to a place where it’s all too foreign: Harrisburg.”
It closes with this gem:
“When it comes to conservative values, he sounds just like us.”
Pippy endorsed Mustio this week.
If elected, Raja would be the highest-ranking Indian American in Pa. history and the only ethnic minority in either GOP caucus in Harrisburg.