Shaughnessy Naughton, Democratic candidate in PA-8, launched her campaign’s first ad today.
The thirty-second spot, titled “My message”, provides some background on Naughton’s biography and an explanation from the candidate on why she is running for Congress.
“I’m born and raised in Bucks County,” Naughton begins.
She goes on to describe how she left her career as a scientist to take over her family’s business. The narrative of turning her business around and cutting her own pay to benefit her employees echoes the successful message that gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf has been making in his own commercials.
“I’m running for Congress because I’m tired of nothing getting done in Washington and the effect that’s having on small businesses and middle-class families,” she states. “The only way we’re gonna change that, is we change the type of people representing us.”
Naughton is running against veteran Kevin Strouse in the Democratic primary. Strouse premiered his own ad last month which was similarly positive and covered his biography yet also contained an unconventional humorous tone. Both Democrats are competing to take on GOP Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick in the fall.