From the folks you brought you the hick-y ad, it's . . . a new National Republican Senatorial Committee spot on Joe Sestak.
Actually, it's the NRSC's first "IE" or independent expenditure for an ad targeting the Democrat, and really, there was no rush, what with the barrage of third-party spots hitting him already from the NRA, the US Chamber of Commerce, and so on. (Not to mention Pat Toomey's own ads.)
And this time they don't deploy canned Philadelphia actors -- instead they use Sestak's own words on TV (some of them during the Dem primary, when he was tacking to the port side) to paint him as far left on health care reform, cap-and-trade and the stimulus.
We'll put the NRSC transcript of the ad, with their supporting information, after the jump. In response, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is touting a new internal poll claiming Sestak has jumped to a 2 point lead in the race, which we'll post in a sec.
ANNOUNCER: What did Joe Sestak think of the stimulus bill that failed to create jobs? (Laura Meckler, "Obama Signs Stimulus Into Law," The Wall Street Journal, 2/18/09)
JOE SESTAK: It's the minimum amount needed...I would've voted for one trillion dollars. (NBC 10, 2/22/09, VIDEO)
ANNOUNCER: The government takeover of healthcare? (Israel Ortega, "Health Care Reform A Victory For Big Government," The Heritage Foundation, 3/24/10)
SESTAK: Hard for me to vote for a bill that doesn't have a public health care plan option in it. (MSNBC Interview, Andrea Mitchell Reports , 8/18/09)
ANNOUNCER: The job-killing cap and trade energy tax? (Editorial, "The Cap and Tax Fiction," The Wall Street Journal, 6/26/09)
SESTAK: I pushed hard for the cap and trade bill...the one the House passed should've even been more. (Joe Sestak, PCN, May 2010, VIDEO)
ANNOUNCER: There's left. There's far left. And then... There's Joe Sestak.
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