The ad features Wagner’s daughter Katharine talking to camera addressing the claims Mango presented in his recent ad.
“Katharine’s passionate defense of her father exposes Paul Mango’s lies and highlights just how desperate of a campaign he is running. As someone who boasts about having five daughters of his own and having ‘flawless character,’ Paul Mango sure isn’t running his campaign like it,” Wagner’s campaign manager Jason High said.
In the 30-second ad Katharine says “Paul Mango is a disgrace. His ads attacking my dad Scott Wagner are flat out lies. Dragging me into his dirty campaign is beyond the bounds of decency.”
The ad is the latest installment of the back and forth between Wagner and Mango ahead of the May 15.
The Mango campaign responded to the ad saying they have never brought Wagner’s daughter into the campaign.
“We have made it clear from day one of this campaign that we would not bring up Scott Wagner’s daughter, Katharine, in any way. We have not done so nor will we in the future. We believe the history of their personal problems is between Wagner, his daughter and the law. It is disappointing to see that Wagner is the one who chose to bring his daughter into this campaign to defend his actions when no one else has. What we have done is shine a spotlight on Senator Wagner misleading the court and being ordered to pay $800,000 in back alimony and child support to a different daughter and one of his other ex-wives because that speaks to Senator Wagner’s character and we believe there is no more important issue in this race than someone’s character,” Mango spokesperson Laura Lebaudy said.
You can view the ad below.