DAILY GRINDER: New Attack Ads Hit PA Senate Candidates on Coal, Education
Looks like it’s on in Pennsylvania. The U.S. Senate race between Tom Smith and Bob Casey is getting heated and all that talk about Smith not having name-recognition during the early campaign is over—now, voters are wondering who his opponent is…this Bob Casey guy who’s been hiding for six years? Nope, sorry. Haven’t heard of him.
So a Democratic Political Action Committee called Majority PAC has moved into Pennsylvania and is apparently spending $515 thousand on anti-Smith ads in Pittsburgh. A Tea Party group is already putting $200 thousand into the state to help Smith, on top of his own millions.
Here’s the first ad, hitting Tom Smith on education:
Tom Smith has his own ideas. Not about education, no—about coal. He’s none too happy about Bob Casey and Barack Obama’s so-called “war on” the stuff. Those Environmental Protection Agency standards are actually a conspiracy to put the coal industry out of business and it’s up to Tom Smith to stop them. Coal, after all, is a “way of life.” Tom Smith, says the coal guy in the ad “will fight for us because he’s one of us.” Watch:
Meanwhile, a super PAC associated with the Democratic Attorneys General Association is hitting AG candidate Dave Freed for supposedly opposing a review of the Jerry Sandusky case. Both Freed and Kane are criticizing the ad because it’s based on a report that was later corrected.