SD-32: Kula Focuses on Corbett and Education in First Ad (VIDEO)

The 32nd State Senate seat is considered by political observers to be one of the tightest races in the state. Democratic nominee Deb Kula took a major step forward with the release of her first TV ad.

Much like another commercial from SD-26 Democratic nominee John Kane, Kula uses her 30-second spot to go after Gov. Corbett’s education policy, while still remaining positively upbeat throughout.

“As State Senator, I’ll fight to create jobs and reverse Governor Corbett’s billion dollar cuts to education,” Kula states in the ad.

The current Senator representing State Senate’s 32nd district is Rich Kasunic, a Democrat who is retiring after serving since 1995. The retirement of Kasunic opened the race up for Republican candidate Pat Stefano, who has the backing of Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati.

In 2012, the 32nd district voted for Mitt Romney by a wide margin (60% to 40%), while Republican Tom Smith and Democrat Kathleen Kane won around 55% of the votes.

That means the district is considered a major toss up in the November elections.

The State Senate 32nd district is made up of all of Fayette and Somerset counties, as well as a small part of Westmoreland County. Both Kula and Stefano are from Fayette County, a longtime Democratic voting area.

Kula is currently a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and has served in the 52nd district since 2006. Stefano is a local small businessman.

4 Responses

  1. You two clearly don’t know anything about Deb Kula and have never met her. She’s a passionate and fierce advocate and there’s no stopping her when she gets going. I would never want to be on her bad side.

  2. Hard for an old feeble woman to appear strong like a fighter. She’s 70, what does she want to run for senate for? She should be retiring to Florida to Rich Kassunic’s shady apartment

  3. The Dems in this district must be pretty conservative. The registration advantage is 55.7% to 36.3%

    Turnout in 2012 was about 53,000 Dems to 38,000 Reps.

    Kula’s 52nd district appears to be completely contained within the senate district, so she’ll have her full base of supporters to draw from there.

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