One of the commonwealth’s most highly contested State Senate races saw its first TV spot unveiled today.
Taking a page from Tom Wolf’s playbook, Democratic nominee John Kane featured his family in his first TV ad.
The commercial, titled “Homework”, features each of Kane’s four kids, who range in age from 22 to 14, as well as his wife Lori.
In addition to introducing the candidate to voters, the spot also seeks to highlight Kane’s opposition to Governor Corbett.
“I’d put back the the billion dollars Corbett cut from education and make sure corporations and natural gas drillers pay their fair share,” Kane pledges.
“I am incredibly proud of this ad, and so happy that my family was able to join me in making it” the candidate states in an accompanying press release. “As I cross the district, knocking on doors and talking to voters, I hear over and over again that people are angry that their schools are not getting the funding they need and their property taxes are going up, while corporations and shale drillers are getting sweetheart deals.”
The State Senate’s 26th district contains parts of Chester and Delaware counties. Kane is the President of the Plumbers Local 690 and is running against Republican nominee Tom McGarrigle.
Update: Virginia Davis of the McGarrigle campaign issued the following statement:
John Kane is a Johnny-come-lately joining the severance tax bandwagon months after Tom McGarrigle and others announced their support. Kane talks a good game about what he’ll do as a state senator, but Tom McGarrigle is the only candidate in this race with a record of making a difference for our community. Under Tom’s leadership on County Council, every school in Delaware County got panic buttons to quickly contact law enforcement in case of an emergency. And Tom’s 4% severance tax on natural gas drillers would result in more than $1.6 billion in additional education funding over the next two years.