The thirty-second spot, titled “Too Far”, declares that “Katie McGinty would allow Philadelphia’s extreme sanctuary rules.”
It also points out that several county sheriffs and district attorneys had recently written an open letter calling on McGinty to oppose Philadelphia’s sanctuary city status. The letters states the signatories “hope you [McGinty] will use your influence to reach out to Mayor Kenney and join the bipartisan call for Mayor Kenney to end Philadelphia’s sanctuary city policy.”
This attack all started back in January when Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the city of Philadelphia would no longer actively pursue illegal aliens in the city. Ever since then, Toomey has been on a crusade against the policy and any who support it.
McGinty has continually dismissed the idea of sanctuary cities, calling the term a “buzzword.” She has argued that by focusing on sanctuary cities, Toomey is side-stepping the overall issue of immigration reform.
The McGinty campaign has also struck back at the Toomey’s camp use of #PhillyMcGinty. Her campaign has argued that Toomey has insulted the citizens of Pennsylvania’s largest city by using it “as a punch line.”
Toomey, however, firmly believes this line of attack will work at portraying McGinty as soft on crime.
“I’m Pat Toomey, I approve of this message because our safety has to come first,” the Senator’s commercial concludes.