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LCV Victory Fund Launches New TV Ad Campaign in Pennsylvania Senate Race

Aug 29, 2016

New buy builds on significant field and TV efforts to defeat Pat Toomey

Philadelphia, PA – Today, the LCV Victory Fund is announcing a new $485,000 TV advertising campaign to defeat Sen. Pat Toomey and elect Katie McGinty in the Pennsylvania Senate race. This ad buy builds on the $1.5 million joint LCV and EDF Action independent expenditure TV ad campaign that ran through July, as well as LCV’s separate and ongoing $300,000 persuasion canvass campaign in Pittsburgh. LCV named Toomey to its signature Dirty Dozen list in June.

This new LCV Victory Fund campaign starts today, and will run for one week on broadcast and cable in the Philadelphia market. The ad, “Big” tells voters how Sen. Pat Toomey has voted numerous times to protect nearly $24 billion in tax breaks for Big Oil polluters, while receiving over $700,000 in campaign contributions from them. The ad was previously run by League of Conservation Voters in July. You can view “Big” here, and see the script and backup here.

“Voters have been learning a lot about Pat Toomey, and they have realized he just isn’t on their side, evidenced by the millions Big Oil polluters have spent to prop up his campaign – and his steadfast defense of the nearly $24 billion they receive in taxpayer handouts,” said LCV Victory Fund Campaigns Director Clay Schroers. “Toomey’s been fighting to protect polluter profits in Washington, opposing investments in clean energy and jeopardizing the health of our families by attacking clean air and water protections. Fortunately, Pennsylvanians have a choice in this election, with Katie McGinty committing to putting families first and working to build the clean energy economy that will create new, high-quality jobs in their backyard.”

This new buy brings LCV and LCV Victory Fund’s total investment in four key Senate races, including Pennsylvania, to $5.7 million. LCV is proud to support environmental champion Katie McGinty, whose spirited bid to unseat Sen. Pat Toomey, and his record of support for corporate interests over the people of Pennsylvania, have produced a tight race as we head into the fall.


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