In an endorsement video from four Republican County Commissioners, they spoke about Mango being a job creator. A report from the Patriot News though argued that Mango’s record at his old company is much different.
From the Patriot News:
Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango, an Allegheny County businessman, is no different. But a recent endorsement by a trio of Republican county commissioners might have caused him an unintended headache.
That’s because despite making extravagant claims about Mango’s skills as a job-creator, Mango’s campaign couldn’t produce a single example – anywhere in Pennsylvania – where he had done that.
In fact, the record of Mango’s former employer, McKinsey & Co, suggests that they are wizards in the black arts of corporate downsizing.
The Pennsylvania Democratic Party jumped on this report, launching a new website JobsMangoCreated.com.
“If Paul Mango can’t name a single example of how he has created jobs despite his wild claims, how can Pennsylvanians trust him to run our commonwealth?,” Pa. Democratic Party Communications Director Beth Melena said in a statement announcing the launch.
The website is a simple page that says “This page does not exist” and redirects to the Patriot News report.
These sorts websites are used as a way for campaigns to gain earned media for a message through a fun way and engage their supporters by having them share the website on social media.
Mango’s primary opponent state Senator Scott Wagner’s campaign manager got into the act on Twitter, also taking a swipe at Governor Tom Wolf as well.
— Jason High (@jasonehigh) August 1, 2017
PoliticsPA reached out to Mango’s campaign for comment on this story.