Governor Tom Corbett launched a new ad that attacks Democrats for attacking each other.
It’s an unflattering spot for three of the Democrats running for governor: Rob McCord, Tom Wolf and Allyson Schwartz. The fourth candidate, Katie McGinty, has remained out of the infighting and was thus spared from a place in this ad.
“The Democrat fight for governor is getting ugly,” a woman says before listing the attacks so far launched in the primary. “McCord attacks Wolf for sending jobs to Indiana. Wolf attacks McCord for sending US jobs out of the country and Schwartz hits Wolf for not supporting gender equality.”
Interestingly, the bombshell ad that McCord ran against Wolf, attempting to portray him as tolerant of racism is not featured. McCord earned a lot of flak for that commercial and it was, by far, the harshest ad run during the primary. The Corbett ad also stays away from a well-produced attack ad by the Schwartz campaign that questioned Wolf’s treatment of his employees after he retired and the company went belly-up.
During the ad, after the litany of Democratic spats is given over video footage of boxers getting ready to fight and screenshots of citations for each of the claims, the music begins to soar and the voice lifts.
“Corbett is also fighting – for Pennsylvania jobs and it’s a fight he’s winning,” she reads, and then reviews the massive decreases in unemployment during Corbett’s tenure in office.