The closer we get to election day, the more negative it’s going to get.
The Corbett-Cawley campaign unveiled their latest ad today, entitled “Learning Curve”, which accuses their opponent of robbing Pennsylvania taxpayers.
“Tom Wolf is a multi-millionaire calling for raising taxes on middle-class families,” the thirty-second spot asserts. (Since they cite us, we feel obliged to note that’s not really what Wolf said).
“But how did Wolf get so rich? Off the backs of middle-class taxpayers,” the ad continues.
The narrator of the spot goes on to allege that the Democratic nominee funneled pension money to his company and laid off employees. These charges echo attacks Allyson Schwartz made against Wolf in the primary and that the Inquirer looked into in April.
“Tom Wolf: The more you learn, the more dishonest he seems,” the commercial concludes.
This ad comes on the heels of today’s Quinnipiac Poll showing the Governor down 17 points. Additionally, the third and final gubernatorial debate is tomorrow night, so this may be an indication that Corbett will go after Wolf’s business history in their final showdown.
Regardless, it is going to be a spirited final four weeks.
Update: Wolf Campaign Spokesman Jeffrey Sheridan sent the following comment to PoliticsPA:
“Tom bought the company back and saved it in the middle of the Great Recession. As a result, hundreds of jobs were saved. Today, the company is growing and thriving and all the employees and investors share in that success. Governor Corbett’s latest attack is more of the same and an attempt to distract from his own failed record that includes drastic $1 billion cuts to education, disastrous fiscal mismanagement, and dismal job growth over the last four years.”