The Pennsylvania Democratic Party released a new web video hitting Gubernatorial candidate state Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) for his opposition to increasing the minimum wage, and his comments about friends skiing in Chile.
The video uses clips from a ‘Scott Wagner Coffee and Donuts’ from the end of March where Wagner voiced his opposition to the minimum wage.
“Scott Wagner is an out-of-touch Harrisburg insider who spends too time roaming the halls of the capitol and rubbing elbows with special interests to care about what matters most to Pennsylvanians,” PA Dems Communications Director Beth Melena said in statement.
The video also pulls from an interview Wagner gave on WKOK radio on April 7th. In the interview Wagner says “lot of my friends go to Chile over the summer and ski on the glacier.” Wagner made that comment as part of a response to a question about climate change.
Web videos like this are used to gain earned media, and to put out pre-packaged opposition research on a candidate. These videos are often pushed out to supporters to share on social media as well.
Update: Wagner’s campaign hit back at Governor Tom Wolf’s record.
“The Democrats want to talk about anything other than Tom Wolf’s record as a failed Governor. Scott Wagner supports policies for Pennsylvania that will create jobs and raise the standard of living for everyone,” Wagner’s campaign manager Jason High said in an email.
You can view the ad here: