NRSC Launches First Ad in Pennsylvania

Posted October 13, 2010 at 2:00pm

The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Wednesday launched its first TV ad in Pennsylvania, where recent polling indicates former Rep. Pat Toomey (R) has the edge over Rep. Joe Sestak (D).

“There’s left. There’s far left. Then there’s Joe Sestak,” the ad’s announcer says following a series of clips of Sestak stating not only his support for the stimulus, cap-and-trade and health care reform, but the fact that those bills did not go far enough.

The last six public polls have shown Toomey ahead by margins of 3 to 9 points, but the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released a poll Wednesday morning that showed Sestak in better position to win.

The poll, conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, a Democratic firm, found Sestak with 47 percent and Toomey with 44 percent. The poll of 604 likely voters was conducted Oct. 8-10 and had a 4-point margin of error.

That poll was conducted following ads by both Sestak and the DSCC that portray Toomey as a “job killer” who supports trade deals that send Pennsylvania jobs to China.