PA-Sen: Outside Group Spends $1.1M On Pro-Toomey TV Spot (VIDEO)

One Nation, a 501 (c)(4) whose purpose is to help Republican Senate candidates, launched a new TV spot for Senator Pat Toomey.

According to Alex Roarty of Roll Call, the ad buy is worth $1.1 million and will run in the Philadelphia market from August 23rd to September 5th.

The commercial starts by saying police have a “dangerous job” and shows clips of several shootings. Then, it says that Toomey, “will help law enforcement get the equipment they need” such as “Kevlar and armored vehicles” to keep police safe.

It closes by telling people to contact Toomey and tell him to continue to support the police.

Toomey has long touted his support for law enforcement and “rule of law” type proposals. This ad specifically mentions Toomey’s bill, the Life Saving Gear for Police Act. The act would undo President Barack Obama’s executive order tamping down on the 1033 program.

The 1033 program was aimed to sell surplus military equipment to law enforcement agencies. Most of the materials sold were things like clothes, flashlights, technology, etc. Police departments, however, could also acquire armed vehicles and high powered weaponry, some of which are now barred from being sold.

It is worthwhile to point out that Toomey’s stance closely aligns with Donald Trump’s “law and order” theme. The Senator has tried to distance himself from the GOP nominee on most other issues, although he has not outright rejected him, as some of his other colleagues have done.

15 Responses

  1. @ Tim says:

    To further reinforce Tim’s comments, one word comes to mind: SEQUESTRATION, which eventually shut down our government, and cut funding for our active military, cut funding for our Veterans, as well as cut funding for Police, Fire, EMS, Embassy Security, Health Care and Education, etc. How about some truth!!

    Yet, Sen Toomey continues to tell us how much he supports our Military, Vets, Emergency Services and Education, while continually voting to cut their funding. How about some truth!!

    Speaking of TRUTH, in one of his more recent TV Ads, Toomey accuses McGinty of supporting Sanctuary Cities, when/after she has already publicly requested that Mayor Jim Kenney change his policy. How about some truth!!

    Also, FYI> Koch group launches fourth ad buy against Toomey’s Dem rival | TheHill. How about some truth!!

  2. Spare us Trump is a racist-
    Only concerning racist on political is that jerk Obama. On this issue- let us agree Katie maybe shady— but she isn’t one term Toomey.
    Who can support an elected official who supported weasel Mitch McConnell. Katie wins
    In a landslide- to be blamed on Toomey and worthless republican establishment. But friend if your going to use the word “racist” let’s limit it to a real one- Obama

  3. The Republican playbook. If you have a Canidate who has done nothing in 51/2 years for Seniors,Veterans ,and Middle Class Pennsylvanians and can not run on his dismal record try to scare the voters. Put them in crisis mode. It got George W. Bush reelected. Toomey has nothing in his record to keep the public safe. He sends young men and women to war and refuses to help them with physical and mental problems when they come back. 12 times Toomey has voted against Veterans bills in the Senate. Now he cares more about police than McGinty whose father was a police officer for 30 years in Philiadelphia . Lies will not save Toomey. His dismal record speaks for it self. Koch Brother’s money will try to change history for Toomey. It will fail. Katie MvGinty will be elected to the Senate November 8.

  4. At risk of ticking off crazy people from both sides, not everything is black and white, not every black person is a potential criminal, and not every officer follows the rules.There’s enough gray out there to consider speaking in a nuanced voice, using facts, not feelings to back up your position. In other words, don’t be a jerk. That being said, candidate Trump appears to be incredibly spare with facts, while Hillary gets credit for being a policy wonk in my mind.

  5. A vote for Toomey is a vote for Trump. Trump-Toomey 2016. Give racist Trump the rubber stamp Senate he needs!

  6. Yes @Montco PA Dem, only a racist could support our police officers who risk their lives everyday to protect yours. You’re a special kind of stupid, huh?

  7. Exactly what One-Term Toomey needs: an ad that ties him even closer to the racist, lock-em-up Trump campaign. What genius came up with this?

  8. Yeah, running on law enforcement endorsement isn’t going to help him in Philly with the black vote.

    The ad itself is like something from the RoboCop movies where OCP is trying to militarize the police.

  9. This looks like an advocacy ad from a c4 (not a PAC) and shouldn’t require special disclosure unless it runs past 9/7/16.

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