NRCC’s first ads target most competitive races
The Republican Party’s first slate of general election TV ads in Pennsylvania is coming to homes in the state’s four most competitive House districts.
The National Republican Congressional Committee on Saturday unveiled spots targeting Congressmen Patrick Murphy (D-8) and Paul Kanjorski, Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, and 7th District candidate Bryan Lentz. In the cases of Dahlkemper and Lentz, the NRCC is taking to the airwaves before its candidates.
The ad against Lentz says the two-term state lawmaker “makes bad choices,” citing budget votes in Harrisburg. The spot against Kanjorski says that, during his long incumbency, the northeast Pennsylvania Democrat has “become more like them, and less like us.” The ad against Dahlkemper says she’s failed to live up to her pledge to be an independent lawmaker. The spot targeting Murphy says he voted for a “failed stimulus.”
The 7th, 11th, 3rd and 8th Districts Districts are ranked one through four, respectively, on the pa2010.com Congressional Power Rankings.
See the ads below. They will be fact-checked later as part of pa2010.com’s new AD WATCH feature.
This article was updated to include information about a fourth ad, the one targeting Patrick Murphy.
September 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm