The Boockvar campaign released a whimsical new ad today, knocking Congressman Fitzpatrick on a variety of issues as constituents go “speed candidate meeting.”
The ad, titled “Meeting,” shows a riff on speed dating, as constituents meet with a faux Mike Fitzpatrick and question the decisions he has made while in office. Among the issues discussed are Planned Parenthood, health care, medicare, and jobs.
“Sorry. I’m new at this speed-candidate meeting thing,” says one of the participants. “So, you’re Mike Fitzpatrick. Says here you keep rewarding companies that ship jobs overseas.”
“I’m just gonna go to the Kathy Boockvar table,” says the final participant.
The ad also features a misleading accusation. A senior woman accuses Fitzpatrick of trying to make her pay $6,400 more for Medicare. In fact, the Ryan plan she refers and for which Fitzpatrick voted would alter Medicare for future seniors, not for her or other recipients 55 years-old or older.
Although Boockvar pulled in a strong fundraising quarter, it is Fitzpatrick’s seat looks fairly safe in this election. Despite the fact that she has held her own in the ad war, Boockvar is receiving no help from outside groups, making a steep hill to climb even steeper.
PoliticsPA is seeking comment from the Fitzpatrick Camp.