Toomey Introduces Two New Ads to Highlight His Vision for the Future
Allentown – U. S. Senate candidate and former small business owner Pat Toomey kicked off the post-Labor Day homestretch of the campaign by releasing two new television ads highlighting his optimistic vision for the future of Pennsylvania and the country and the important differences between his vision and the Washington-based vision of his opponent, Congressman Joe Sestak. In the first ad, “Focus,” Pat talks about how important it is to bring change to Washington by reducing the debt, creating jobs, and protecting taxpayers. Specifically, he talks about the recent birth of this third child, Duncan Toomey, and how it focused his attention more than ever on the importance of fighting for our children’s future. In the second ad, “Bailout,” Pat contrasts his vision for Pennsylvania with Congressman Sestak’s, highlighting Sestak’s support for every taxpayer-funded bailout of Wall Street while Pat opposed the bailouts every single time. Pat’s vision for Pennsylvania is founded on optimism, job-creation, and fiscal responsibility. In contrast, Congressman Sestak’s vision is founded on a larger federal government, sky-rocketing debt, more bailouts, and job-destroying taxes. “Pennsylvanians have the clearest choice in America this year between Pat’s optimistic vision for job creation, fiscal responsibility, and balance in Washington, and Joe Sestak’s failed policies of more government, higher debt, and fewer jobs,” Toomey Communications Director Nachama Soloveichik said. “Already, voters are rallying to Pat’s policies for creating jobs and rejecting Sestak’s destructive policies that have resulted in a 9.6% unemployment rate.” The ads will run statewide on broadcast and cable television for an indefinite period of time. The transcripts are below. Videos can be seen here and here. Transcript – “Focus:” Pat: Just a few months ago, Kris and I had our third child. There’s really nothing like the wonder of a new baby to focus your attention on the future. I’ll always be optimistic about America, but I worry about the direction we’re heading– too much debt, not enough jobs, and the Washington politicians are making it worse. I’m Pat Toomey. I approve this message because I know we can do better, and I have a pretty good reason for wanting to. Transcript – “Bailout:” Pat: I’m Pat Toomey and I approve this message. I worked on Wall Street just out of college and left twenty years ago. That was before my brothers and I started a small business in Allentown. Way back then, I learned that Wall Street’s the last place that should ever get a taxpayer bailout.Voiceover: Congressman Joe Sestak voted for the Wall Street bailout. Then, Sestak took thousands of dollars from the same Wall Street banks he bailed out. Joe Sestak – too liberal with our money. Background: Joe Sestak voted to bail out Wall Street twice and then took thousands of dollars from companies that he voted to bail out.RC #681, 10/03/08: Sestak vote Yes. RC #27, 01/22/09: Sestak voted No. CQ Description of the vote: “Passage of the joint resolution that would prevent the release of the second half of the $700 billion provided under the 2008 financial industry bailout law.” A “No” vote was to allow the release of the second half of the bailout money.Joe Sestak received $29,100 from banks that received TARP funds after the vote on TARP on 10/3/2008 (Center for Responsive Politics).