“What do you mean, Janet?”
“Governor Corbett is having nightmares about a Wolf.”
And so beings Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Tom Wolf’s most recent campaign ad, this one released on the radio.
In the ad, Janet goes on to clarify for Mike that it’s not the animal wolf Corbett seems worried about. It’s candidate Tom Wolf that’s keeping Gov. Corbett up at night.
Janet then lists a few of the reasons that Corbett should be shaking in his PJ’s over Wolf: “Tom Wolf is a business success story. Started out with two years in the Peace Corps in India, and he’s got a PhD from MIT!”
The ad talks about how much Wolf has grown his kitchen cabinet company and, of course, how he shares 20-30% of his profits with his employees.
“Wow,” Mike replies to this, “taking care of the ‘Wolf pack’, huh?”
Wolf’s stint as the State Secretary of Revenue also comes up, mentioning how he protected the lottery, refused to receive a state car and donated his salary to charity. Ever the jokester, Mike says, “Wow, I can see why Governor Corbett’s worried about wolves,” followed by a chorus of howling wolves to punctuate the end of the ad.
This is Wolf’s sixth ad released so far, although it stands out as his first radio ad. Could it be in response to the GOP recently targeting his campaign? They’re criticizing him for giving himself roughly 77% of his own campaign funds after Wolf said back in 2008 that self-financiers should not be candidates.
Before the radio ad with Mike and Janet, Wolf’s most recent video ad highlighted his public education plan, and it was released earlier this week.
Also in the running for the state governor Democratic primary are State Treasurer Rob McCord, Rep. Allyson Schwartz, former PA DEP Secretaries John Hanger and Katie McGinty, Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz, and pastor Max Myers. Former Auditor General Jack Wagner is also set to enter the race.