Rep. Tim Murphy is up with his first ad of the general election, an artistic piece which recounts his achievements in the state legislature and Congress against uplifting music reminiscent of a movie score.
“He wrote the Social Security and Medicare protection Act, to keep Congress from raiding the trust funds.”
“He’s our Congressman. Our voice. He’s Tim Murphy.”
The ad is airing on broadcast in the Pittsburgh market. It’s a relatively small buy for now (350 points, says one Democrat). Murphy ended June with over $1 million cash on hand and is a talented fundraiser, so he has more in the hopper.
The Allegheny County Republican is facing Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi in a race that’s among the top five in the state.
Maggi, who himself is on TV, said the ad paints over Murphy’s votes for two House GOP budgets that he said weaken Medicare.
“Southwest Pennsylvania deserves better than a Congressman that says one thing on TV in district and votes another way in Washington, DC,” Maggi said. “Tim Murphy twice voted for seniors to pay $6,400 each year in out of pocket Medicare expenses while giving more tax cuts to millionaires.”
“And there is a reason why I have the endorsement of the United Steelworkers. Tim Murphy has hurt Southwest Pennsylvania steel jobs by voting to give more tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas.”
And if you’re trying to think what movie that background music reminds you of…