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PA GOP AD WATCH: Dan Onorato Trying To Hide Tax-And-Spend Record From Voters

Latest Ad Uses Doctored Newspaper Article –

Leaves Out Additional $634 MILLION In Spending!!!

HARRISBURG– Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement after discovering that Dan Onorato’s latest television ad tries to distort the facts regarding his record in Allegheny County.  The ad clearly manipulates a headline from an October 6th, 2006 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, in a desperate attempt to hide his true tax-and-spend record.

According to a copy of the original Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article that was published on October 6th, 2006, one of the headlines reads, “County Council to consider proposed $704 million, balanced spending plan.”  However, in Dan Onorato’s latest television commercial, the article on the screen reads, “County Council to consider proposed $70+ million, balanced spending plan.”  Click here to view a copy of the original headline and click here to see the headline as it appears in Dan Onorato’s ad.

“Why is Dan Onorato trying to hide the truth from Pennsylvania voters?” Gleason inquired.  “Does Dan Onorato really think the voters wouldn’t catch on to his efforts to distort his own record of reckless spending and higher taxes?  Dan Onorato’s figures are off by $634 million dollars… perhaps he should have just changed the headline to read ‘County Council to consider proposed $1+ spending plan’ instead!

“It’s tough to conceal a record which is rooted in higher spending and more taxes, especially when your nickname (Dan The Drink Tax Man)ties you directly to the drink tax you implemented as County Executive in Allegheny County.

“Dan Onorato’s ad is incredibly inaccurate and should be pulled down from the airwaves and corrected immediately.  If Dan Onorato is going to use these types of dishonest and deceitful campaign tactics, it certainly makes one question whether we can trust him as our next Governor.”

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