The Democratic primary in PA-8 is heating up.
Two days ago, Shaughnessy Naughton premiered her first TV ad. Now, State Rep. Steve Santarsiero is hitting the airwaves.
A thirty-second spot, it is rather conventional in content as a biographical piece yet unconventional in format.
Shot and edited more like a film, the commercial follows the lawmaker throughout the morning in an attempt to tie in with the “Wake Up” theme.
“I woke up that day and the world changed,” he begins describing how personally viewing the Sept. 11th attacks in New York affected him. “I saw them fall from my office window. I knew then that I had a responsibility. I left my law firm and came back home to teach.”
The spot transitions to Santarsiero’s record in the legislature on guns, women’s rights and climate change.
“I woke up that day and the world changed, now I wake up to change the world,” he concludes.
Santarsiero is running to replace retiring Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick’s younger brother Brian is the favorite to be the next GOP nominee.
The 8th Congressional District consists of all of Bucks County as well as part of upper Montgomery County.