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Corbett Uses Canadian Farmers on Website

Screen shot of Corbett website
Screen shot of Corbett website

Following the announcement of Farm Families for Corbett-Cawley, the governor’s campaign is using photos of Canadian farmers to promote the new coalition.

Agriculture is the #1 industry in the state of Pennsylvania, but the farmers seen on Corbett’s website aren’t even American. The front page of the site shows the Farm Families announcement and is accompanied by Stock photos of happy farmers from just north of the border.

The photographer is someone named Vicki from Living Images Photography based in Alberta, Canada.

“We on occasion use stock photos as do many organizations and campaigns,” Corbett campaign spokesman Billy Pitman said. “Any efforts to distract people from the positive changes Governor Corbett has made doesn’t change the fact that Pennsylvania’s farming families recognize and support the commitment Governor Corbett has made to strengthening the agricultural industry in our state.”

While this is certainly a minute issue and doesn’t nullify the support of the farming community in Pennsylvania for Corbett, the governor’s office did call out another group for making the same faux pas.

Back in 2012, American Working Families released ads against Corbett that claimed his policies were making things harder for the middle class.

It turned out that several of the “American Working Families” are Canadian. The cover photo on AWF’s facebook page featured a diverse group of 13 people, but many of them aren’t US residents. According to photographer Chris Futcher, who owns the stock image, said the picture was taken in Canada and several of the model are Canadian. It was flagged by Dennis Roddy, a spokesman for Governor Corbett.


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  2. Who cares where they get a photo. There was a time when I thought this sight might have been featured journalism. It sure looks like an arm of the Democratic Party. That is the most bias article yet.

  3. Paindy is right! What kind of people are we anyhow? We do not need these illegal immigrants from Canada stealing our jobs as stock photos for an American political campaign. Remember when made in the USA meant something? Bob guzzardi sure does, I bet.

  4. Lower right-hand picture sure looks like wheat, not much of which is raised in Pennsylvania, although it could be something else.

  5. Acting Governor Brabender is a busy guy. What can we expect? I am certain that the Farm ads for Bob Guzzardi will use genuine PA Farmers, because Bob, the Edmund Burke of PA , is no RINO.

  6. Kind of like when the Obamacare federal exchange website girl didn’t use the federal exchanges?

  7. Corbett must have got the farm pictures from Canadian government website and use for his campaign

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