Senate Majority PAC is out with another TV ad tying Pat Toomey to Wall Street.
Well technically, Majority Forward has launched the thirty-second spot. They’re the 501 (c)(4) spin-off of that group. They’ve already created a number of ads criticizing Sen. Toomey for being too close to Wall Street.
The latest commercial, titled “Love Affair”, goes after Toomey’s past proposal to privatize Social Security.
“It’s a love affair. Pat Toomey and Wall Street,” the narrator states. “Wall Street’s given Toomey $2.7 million dollars in contributions. And Toomey supported privatizing Social Security in the stock market. Wall Street would profit with hundreds of billions in fees, even if the market crashed and people lost everything.”
“Pat Toomey. Wall Street,” the narrator concludes. “It may be love for them, but it’s heartache for the rest of us.”
This $400,000 buy is set to hit the airwaves in the Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Scranton media markets.
UPDATE: The Toomey campaign has released a response to this latest commercial and pointed to a 2009 Politifact article to dispute the ad’s claims:
“Katie McGinty’s friends in Washington are truly, madly, deeply in love with lying about Senator Toomey, because it’s all they seem to do on Pennsylvania airwaves,” said Toomey for Senate spokesman Ted Kwong. “McGinty’s allies are getting increasingly desperate to distract from her sinking poll numbers, her shocking lies about her own life story, and her long record of using government positions to enrich herself and her friends.”