By Brittany Hundzynski, Contributing Writer
Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards, Democratic candidates for Montgomery County Commissioner, have a new nickname for their Republican opponents.
A television ad that began airing on broadcast and cable on Sunday invites viewers to meet the ‘The Bickersons’ starring Bruce Castor and Jenny Brown – 50’s sitcom style.
The thirty-second spot highlights some of Castor’s less favorable news clips, focusing on his reputation as someone difficult to work with. The piece also continues the Dems’ line of attack against Jenny Brown as a Tea Party sympathizer.
The Shapiro/Richards campaign unveiled their first television ad last week, which was a 30 second split negative/ positive piece that says Republicans Bruce Castor and Jenny Brown, “left the door open for a tax increase.”
The Castor/ Brown campaign launched the first TV ad of the campaign, a 30 second split message television ad that contrasts the tax-and-spend record of their opponents with their record of having never raised taxes.
The clip shows Castor and Brown finishing each other’s sentences about cutting county spending and holding the line on taxes – a message that earned the pair an endorsement from The Intelligencer today.
Shaprio is a Pa. Rep. from Abington, and Richards was elected Whitemarsh Township Supervisor.
Castor is the incumbent County Commissioner, while Brown serves as a Lower Merion Township Commissioner.
The ad lacks any substantive discussion of issues of spending and budget deficit of $42 million.
The ShapiroRichards campaign strategy is to misdirect voters from their record of spending, borrowing, taxing and unionizing. ShapiroRichards uses language of fiscal common sense, like a magician, to mislead the voter’s attention.
Substantively, there is a clear choice.The ShapiroRecords is crystal clear and you don’t need a crystal ball to tell you what they will do.