Washington, D.C. – Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and EDF Action are announcing a new $500,000 radio ad campaign against Pat Toomey in the Pennsylvania Senate race. The ad campaign builds on the over $4.5 million LCV, LCV Victory Fund, and the New American Jobs Fund have invested in the Pennsylvania Senate race so far this cycle. EDF Action has also spent more than $1.6 million in the race, including an additional $200,000 in mail this month.
The script for the ad reads:
OPERATOR: Pennsylvania ad complaint hotline, can I help you?
CALLER: Uh, I’m calling about all these attacks on Katie McGinty.
OPERATOR: Yes, yes, you’re not the first to call about those…
CALLER: Are they true?
OPERATOR: Well, independent fact checkers have called them “misleading” and “distorted” and said they “twist the facts.”
CALLER: Who’s paying for the nasty ads, anyway?
OPERATOR: As you might suspect, those big oil billionaires – the Koch Brothers. Groups they’ve funded have spent almost $9 million dollars attacking Katie McGinty.
CALLER: Did you say, $9 million dollars?
OPERATOR: Yes. They care about Pat Toomey because Toomey sides with big oil polluters in the Senate.
CALLER: Like, how?
OPERATOR: Toomey voted to protect the big oil polluters’ $24 billion in special tax giveaways.
CALLER: And now they’re trying to buy his Senate seat for him, that’s just wrong.
OPERATOR: Ah, that’s for you to decide ma’am.
CALLER: Ok, thanks.
OPERATOR: Have a nice day.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters, www.lcv.org, and EDF Action, www.edfaction.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.