Gov. Tom Corbett’s campaign released a new 30-second TV advertisement that attacks Democratic nominee Tom Wolf on the issue of taxes.
The commercial alleges that Wolf, as revenue secretary under Gov. Rendell, tried to raise a variety of taxes.
“When Tom Wolf was the state’s top tax collector, he tried to raise taxes on almost everything,” the narrator says in the ad. “Wolf called for a new garbage tax and a home heating and electric tax. Wolf even tried increasing the state sales tax.”
In addition, the ad claims that Wolf moved his company to Delaware to “avoid paying the same taxes he forced us to pay.”
The 30-second ad ends with a bang.
“If there was a hypocrite tax, Tom Wolf would owe a lot of money.”
Wolf’s people, for their part, issued a response to Corbett’s new ad.
According to Wolf campaign spokeswoman Beth Melena, Corbett “is spending millions in attacks that have already been called false and ridiculously misleading” by media fact-checkers in order to distract voters from his “three years of failed leadership.”
Gov. Tom Corbett, who trails Wolf by 20 points in the latest polls, is going on the attack early in order to chip away at that lead.