The thirty-second spot, titled “Tough”, features Rep. Marino talking directly to the camera. He says that when he took office, he made a promise not only to his constituents, but also his family, to make their lives better.
Marino also mentions the “lack of leadership from Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi”, and uses footage from when Pelosi accosted him on the House floor after he told her to “do the research”.
“The kind of toughness I bring to the table has increased bipartisan support for legislation I have introduced and passed,” Marino said upon release of the ad. “It is getting down to business and working with colleagues on behalf of people, not ourselves. That is toughness Washington could use more of.”
The ad concludes with Marino stating, “I’m Tom Marino. I approve this message because we need toughness from our leaders.”
Marino is currently running against Democratic nominee Scott Brion and independent candidate Nick Troiano.