Congressman Bill Shuster’s new commercial stars his daughter Ali.
In the first ad of the general election campaign, titled “My Dad”, Ali details what it is like to be the child of a member of Congress.
“I think a lot of people know my Dad as a Congressman, and they don’t know this side of him that’s a family man,” she begins.
“My Dad growing up was a great Dad. He was always very encouraging and he was always there for us,” Ali continues before recounting how her father missed a track meet because of a visit to Afghanistan. “That just made me really proud of him and proud of what he was doing.”
Rep. Shuster’s opponent Art Halvorson, has hammered the incumbent for his relationship with an airline lobbyist. This thirty-second spot featuring his daughter is likely an attempt to respond to efforts to paint the Congressman’s personal life in a negative light.
The 9th Congressional District consists of all or parts of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland Counties.