by Jack Birle, Breaking News Reporter |
October 27, 2022 06:38 PM
A super PAC tied to Karl Rove is running an television advertisement in Pennsylvania slamming Senate candidate John Fetterman (D-PA) while showcasing gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro (D-PA) as a centrist.
The television ad accuses Fetterman of being “way more radical than Shapiro,” pointing out that Shapiro, a former state lawmaker who is the state’s attorney general, voted 225 times “against the criminals” while Fetterman “voted to release them.”
The advertisement comes from American Crossroads, which was founded by Rove, a White House deputy chief of staff under President George W. Bush. It continues a trend from the super PAC of condemning Fetterman as “far left” and for being soft on crime.
Rove, who was part of the formation of the super PAC, said there is a “weird dynamic” in the Pennsylvania statewide races while appearing on Fox News Sunday this week. He said he believed Shapiro and Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz (R-PA) are seen as the “more centrist candidates” while gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano (R-PA) and Fetterman are seen as the “extremists, outside the mainstream.”
The advertisement was released before the debate between Fetterman and Oz, which many said was “much worse” than expected for Fetterman.
The Senate race in Pennsylvania has been rated as a “toss-up” by RealClearPolitics, with Fetterman only leading Oz by 0.3 percentage points in the RealClearPolitics polling average.
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