“Tom Wolf has spent his entire term in office trying to jam through crippling tax increases and spending measures at the expense of hardworking Pennsylvanians. This ad will help voters realize that they have a chance to take the Commonwealth in a different direction,” Wagner’s campaign manager Jason High said.
The 30-second ad, titled “Garbageman,” will be airing in all the media markets in the state.
The ad touts Wagner being a business owner and defends his style of communication that some people criticize.
“I sign hundreds of paychecks each week. I see first-hand how much state government takes. I’m blunt, outspoken and determined. I’m a garbageman. You won’t always agree with me, but know this, I’m on a mission to protect your paycheck and cut your taxes, and I will always put you first,” Wagner says in the ad.
Update: The Pennsylvania Democratic Party responded to the ad hitting Wagner on education, abortion, and medicaid spending.
“Scott Wagner is the very worst of Harrisburg. He has consistently sided with big oil and gas companies and lobbyists over Pennsylvanians and is determined to take us backwards by slashing funding for our children’s education, stripping away a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions, and gutting Medicaid and nursing home care for our seniors. If Scott Wagner wants to take out the trash in Harrisburg, he should start by looking in the mirror,” Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokeswoman Beth Melena said.
You can view the ad below.