May 10th, 2010
11:50 AM ET
5 years ago

Pennsylvania Republican airs first TV ad

Pat Toomey is up with his first television ad.
Pat Toomey is up with his first television ad.

Washington (CNN) - Former Rep. Pat Toomey, the likely Republican nominee in the Pennsylvania Senate race, unveiled his first television commercial Monday in which he touts his track record of fiscal discipline and ability to create jobs.

The ad comes one week before the Pennsylvania primary and will run "statewide on broadcast and cable TV stations, and will air for an indefinite period of time," according to a statement from Toomey's campaign.

With Sen. Arlen Specter's decision to leave the Republican Party last year, Toomey faces minimal opposition in the GOP primary. Toomey's decision to go on the air now helps ensure that he remains part of the conversation as Specter and Rep. Joe Sestak battle for the Democratic Senate nomination. The Pennsylvania primary takes place May 18.

In the 30 second commercial titled "Generations," Toomey emphasizes his conservative economic credentials and weaves together footage of the former congressman talking to workers as well as spending time with his family. His nine-year-old daughter, Bridget, even has a speaking role, endorsing her dad's candidacy. The ad makes no mention of mention Specter or Sestak.

Red the full script after jump.

"Generations" transcript:

Voiceover: Trillion dollar bailouts and deficits, government-run health care, record unemployment. Had enough? Pat Toomey is a former small business owner who's created Pennsylvania jobs. He's been called a "taxpayer hero" who "puts principles ahead of party line obedience." Toomey's taken on both parties when they waste tax dollars.

Pat Toomey: I'm Pat Toomey and I approve this message because future generations deserve better.

Bridget Toomey (age 9): And I agree.

Voiceover: More jobs, less government. Pat Toomey.


Filed under: 2010 • Pat Toomey • Pennsylvania
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Ben

    Go, Pat, go!

    May 10, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  2. larry

    What kind of a jerk puts his nine year old on TV to beg for votes? Pat Sock it Tomey, you suck.

    May 10, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  3. gt

    bennet is gone in utah ,, one old goat gone ,, now it time retire a another old goat way past his prime....see ya arlen... good ridence

    May 10, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  4. Richard Mofford

    100% Recovery strategy that will straighten our economy and equal housing rights our business plan is available upon request. Stop asking our gov for hand outs when the solution is right in our communities creating new jobs community development. Guaranteed.

    May 10, 2010 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  5. fred

    toomey for senate :)

    rohrer for governor :)

    May 10, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  6. Ted

    Yet another rightwing wack job talking about his conservativness as if it is a badge of honor. Toomey – we have enough of your kind already and look how your conservatives screwed up the world during the reign of Dictator George W Bush. Go away.

    May 10, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  7. Dirk

    Sounds like Pat Toomey is a good choice for Pennsylvania

    May 10, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  8. Dave

    Considering that Pat Toomey has all the intellect and maturity of a young child, the endorsement of his 9 year-old daughter comes as no surprise. If the people of Pennsylvania elect this fascist dolt, they will get what they deserve.

    May 10, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    His party is tax cuts at all cost! There seems to be nothing that Toomey wouldn't cut. He fails to mention that he was in Congress himself.

    I guess that Toomey wouldn't have minded that all the financial institutiions fail or at least not really able to work very well.

    May 10, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  10. Captain Crunch

    It's pretty easy to see: he's unqualified. He's a rich trouser-snake who has tried in the past (and again now), who wants to BUY a Senate seat.

    May 10, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |