As the statewide judicial elections are wrapping up, Republican Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango is launching a statewide TV and digital ad campaign featuring two ads touting his time at West Point and service in the Army.
The two ads, “Bigger Cause” and “Ready to Serve” are being launched on both cable and network TV stations in all of Pennsylvania’s media markets as part of a reportedly six-figure buy.
“Ready to Serve” will be familiar to Pittsburgh residents, the ad aired it that media market earlier this year. “Bigger Cause” is a newly launched ad that pushed Mango’s working class background, and West Point education.
“Paul’s from a working class Pennsylvania family. He attended West Point. That’s Reagan with Paul on graduation day. Then Paul went through Army Ranger Training, and served in the 82 nd Airborne Division,” the ad’s narrator Brandon Rumbaugh says.
Rumbaugh is a double amputee Marine veteran of Afghanistan, and is a surrogate for the Mango campaign.
Ads this early in a campaign are designed to introduce a candidate, especially one with low name recognition, to the electorate. Touting Mango’s service will help him with Republican voters, and veterans in the state.
Update: The Pennsylvania Democratic Party responding to the ads, attacking Mango’s positions on key issues for next year.
“Paul Mango is a complete phony who constantly lies about his positions and policies because he knows they are bad for Pennsylvania. The real Paul Mango supports an age tax on seniors, taking protections away from people with pre-existing conditions, destroying Medicaid,” Pa. Dems Communications director Beth Melena said.
You can view both ads below.
“Ready to Serve: