“Raja” may not be a typical Pittsburgh surname – in fact there are just 10 registred in Allegheny County – but the Republican state Senate hopeful wants voters to know about his strong connection to the area.
His latest campaign ad highlights the impact and connection Raja’s has to Southwest Pa. Airing on major broadcast networks and district wide cable systems, this ad is running in rotation with Raja’s attack ads.
“His name is Raja, and for 25 years he’s called Pittsburgh his home. He’s raised his family here, built a business here. Raja’s Pittsburgh roots run deep and the impact he’s made runs wide,” says an announcer.
Raja is running against state Rep. Matt Smith for the seat of former Sen. John Pippy (R-Allegheny).
Based on the campaigns’ latest moves, the state of the race may be improving for Raja – though there have been no independent polls of the race. While Raja is shifting toward positive ads, Smith has gone negative.
Smith’s campaign also unveiled a new ad last week. It’s an attack which, like so many of Raja’s political opponents’ ads from the past year, focuses on outsourcing. Smith’s campaign declined to release the ad to PoliticsPA.