Now, both candidates have officially stepped into the television advertisement ring. Let the fight begin.
Today, GOP Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner’s campaign released its first 30 second TV advertisement for the general election that will be played in multiple markets throughout Pennsylvania.
The ad details Wagner’s background from growing up on a farm in York County to leading a waste management company.
The commercial begins by claiming Gov. Wolf’s solutions to the commonwealth’s problems are “higher taxes” and describes himself as the “straight-talkin, trash-haulin’ businessman for Governor.”
“Unlike Governor Wolf, who has had everything in life handed to him, and uses and abuses taxpayers like they are contributors to his personal slush fund, Scott knows the value of a hard earned dollar.” said campaign manager Jason High. “This ad shows that every initiative Scott will push for as governor will be about increasing bottom lines and giving Pennsylvanians a better chance to achieve the American Dream – just like he did.”
The Wolf campaign disagreed with the message portrayed in the 30 second advertisement and painted a different picture of its opponent.
“Harrisburg insider Scott Wagner is beholden to lobbyists and special interests and he’s leading the charge to block a commonsense severance tax to protect oil and gas companies and let corporations avoid paying their fair share of taxes at the expense of middle-class families,” said Beth Melena, Gov. Wolf’s campaign communication director.