Art Halvorson isn’t wasting any time, he’s going there.
In a new sixty-second spot, titled “Dynasty”, Halvorson draws a parallel between Congressman Bill Shuster and his father/predecessor Bud.
“Fifteen years ago, Congressman Bud Shuster was found guilty of ‘serious official misconduct’,” the narrator begins. “He took family trips to Puerto Rico that were paid for by lobbyists. And he spent $300,000 on dinners with his favorite lobbyist. After he resigned, party leaders rigged the installation of his son, Bill Shuster, as our congressman. But the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
“Bill Shuster collected $100,000 in campaign contributions for airline corporations, while he dated their lobbyist,” the narrator continues. “Then he muscled legislation through congress imposing a new airline tax on us, while letting his corporate friends ride free. Bill Shuster’s record in Congress doesn’t match our values, because he serves the special interests giving his campaign millions. On Nov. 8, vote for Art Halvorson, and put Washington to work for us, for a change.”
This commercial is set to air on Comcast systems in Altoona, Chambersburg, Indiana, and Uniontown which make up about 70% of the district.
Halvorson ran against Shuster in the GOP primary this year (and in 2014) but came up just short. He did, however, win the Democratic primary through write-in votes. As a result, their third showdown is set for November 8th.
The 9th Congressional District consists of all or parts of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland Counties.