GOP Senatorial candidate Tim Burns released a new web ad taking on Steve Welch for switching parties and admitting to having voted for President Obama in 2008. The ad also says that Welch has switched parties multiple times. In addition, the ad says that Welch donated to a Democratic candidate in a prior election cycle.
This comes on the heels of Gov. Corbett putting pressure on the SEPA party establishment to vote for Steve Welch at the SEPA GOP caucus last evening. The caucus ended up not taking a straw poll but it shows who the Governor’s allegiance is with.
This is a race that started relatively civil but has gotten ugly in the last couple weeks after the Welch campaign allegedly put out fliers at some of the GOP regional caucuses criticizing Burns.
Both the Welch and Burns campaigns have put effort into getting the coveted state party endorsement.
The Welch campaign responded by saying, “Tim Burns is clearly an angry and desperate candidate. He is doing exactly what angry and desperate candidates do, throw mud and make false acquisitions. We will continue to keep our focus on defeating Bob Casey.”
Here is the ad that was released today: