PA-Sen: NRSC Uses Clinton Ad Against McGinty (VIDEO)
America’s young are taking on a major role in this year’s elections, with candidates trying to paint their opponents as bad examples for the country’s children.
In recent weeks, Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president has been running a TV spot called “Role Models,” showing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump making some of his more controversial remarks over the past year.
With news breaking that Katie McGinty had called her opponent Sen. Pat Toomey “an asshole” at a meeting during the Democratic National Convention, the National Republican Senatorial Committee repurposed Clinton’s ad to hold against the Democratic senate candidate.
The NRSC’s ad – also called “Role Models” – starts the same way, with Clinton saying “Our children and grandchildren will look back at this time, at the choices we are about to make, the goals we will strive for, the principles we will live by. And we need to make sure that they can be proud of us.”
The ad then jumps to McGinty at a Communications Workers for America event, saying “I think I might borrow from Chris’ speech there, in terms of Pat Toomey. He’s an asshole, dammit,” before playing the clip several more times for good measure.
With McGinty trying to link Toomey to Trump’s brand of politics, the gaffe could turn out to be something of an own goal for her campaign.