Screen capture from one of the “Republicans for Fetterman” ads in John Fetterman’s campaign (via Pittsburgh City Paper).
Jon Fetterman’s latest series of campaign ads take the standard voter testimonial form, from Republican voters who say they prefer a very blue Democratic Lieutenant Governor to Republican opponent Dr. Mehmet Oz. with a vignette of , flip it over.
“I’ve been a Republican my whole life,” says Vince Tullio of Montgomery County. posted video On Fetterman’s Twitter account. Tullio says he will vote for Fetterman because he was born in Pennsylvania and spent his entire life there. “I want to choose someone who will serve the best interests of everyone in Pennsylvania wholeheartedly, not at a convenient time in an election year.
another video spot, Westmoreland County’s Colleen Bixler said she was “sick of Washington Republicans and Mitch McConnell,” striking a key message in Fetterman’s campaign to cast him as a Washington outsider. . That’s the point. “
According to a campaign release, the “Republican for Fetterman” ad will air on television and digital platforms. It’s the latest punch in an increasingly bare-handed brawl over Republican Pat Toomey’s vacant US Senate seat.
And oddly enough, “Republican for Fetterman” isn’t the first ad campaign in the Pennsylvania Senate election cycle to show support from voters across the aisle.
As Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report On Tuesday, the Political Action Committee, called the Republican Accountability PAC, put up more than 20 billboards in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg voicing their support for Josh Shapiro, a Democrat running for governor of Pennsylvania. I put it up.
One of the billboards with a picture of a man in a newspaper Identified as Republican James Carmine from Fayette County ( failed execution In 2001, he opposed Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy, saying, “I’m a conservative. I’m a gun owner. I’m voting for Josh Shapiro.”
Fetterman had a 6-point lead over Oz. recent votes from United States of America today and Suffolk University.
on Wednesday his Campaign announcement It has raised over $1 million since Tuesday, suggesting supporters are rejecting it. criticism From a political reporter on Fetterman’s use of closed captions during an interview. He had a stroke in May.
In a statement to pittsburgh city paperFetterman said, “There is one thing that unites Democrats and Republicans here in Pennsylvania: nobody trusts Dr. Oz.”
In a statement, Oz campaign spokesperson Brittany Yannick told the Pittsburgh City Paper that the Republican candidate “sees safer streets, lower taxes and a stronger economy for the middle class.” It has strong support from Republicans, Democrats and independents,” he said.
Yannick added that Fetterman “doesn’t take questions and dodges the media,” and Democrats “decriminalize all drugs, abolish life sentences for murderers, and open heroin injection sites in our communities.” Endorses a radical position that is provoking voters from all walks of life to support Dr. Oz.
Fetterman has expressed support for the decriminalization of marijuana, and claims to “eliminate life imprisonment” “Distortion” and fact-checking By the Poynter Institute, a non-profit journalism organization.And Fetterman did some interview National and state news Organize this week alone.
Emilia Winter Roland, spokesperson for Fetterman’s campaign, told the Pittsburgh City Paper. The “Republicans for Fetterman” series was inspired by the many Republicans who approached the campaign by offering support.
“These people have not only shown up for John, but are some of his most enthusiastic and dedicated supporters, speaking systematically and speaking to friends, family and church members.” “Many of them reached out to our campaign and asked, ‘How can we help?'”
Rowland countered a question about whether Republican supporter enthusiasm would lead to Vetterman’s vote in November, saying that it was because the Lincoln Project, a group of Republican experts, had run a viral anti-Trump presidential campaign in 2020. Said it was a different scenario than the election. less visible effect about the election results.
“With John, it’s the contrast between him and Oz,” Rowland said. “John has always been the same person, he has never strayed from his values and he has always stood for what is right.”
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