It was bound to happen. With such a large lead in the polls it was only inevitably that some of Tom Wolf’s opponents would begin to try to hit him hard enough to reduce and eventually eclipse his lead.
In the last few weeks Rep. Allyson Schwartz has made repeated attempts to take the glimmer off the Wolf candidacy and just today Rob McCord unveiled an ad accusing Wolf of misleading voters about his cabinet business.
In his response, Wolf focuses mostly on his own positives, yet has a few things to say about the negative attacks.
“It’s no surprise the politicians are attacking me,” he begins. “That’s just what they do.”
Wolf then transitions to his record of sharing his company’s profits with the employees and his proposal to institute an extraction tax on natural gas.
“I’m Tom Wolf and I’ll be a different kind of Governor, for you,” he concludes.
Given the nature of the ad, and the fact that no specific allegations were mentioned, it would not be surprising if the campaign had the commercial in reserve for use whenever the arrows starting coming. Although it’s also possible this ad was filmed fairly quickly in response to recent events.
The ad is not yet available to embed, but we will update as soon as possible.
Former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty is also running in the Democratic primary.