Dirty Rotten Scoundrels For Casey
The Santorum campaign is up with a new ad that seeks to link Bob Casey to...um, ah, a bunch of bad guys.
My colleague Larry Eichel reports that it is a statewide buy, so I guess this signals the beginning of the negative ad portion of the U.S. Senate race. Casey began airing his own negative earlier in the week, an ad called "Debbie." Here is a link to the latest Santorum ad.
See below for a link to the "Debbie" ad.
As Eichel points out, the ad mentions no names. Instead, it has actors portray shady pols and businessmen who later got into trouble with the law.
He also points out that none of the shady guys has any role in Casey's U.S. Senate campaign and their support for previous campaigns came at a time when they were neither under investigation nor being prosecuted.
The interesting thing about the ad -- and this is obviously intentional -- is it's lack of specificity. It's purely atmospheric. To put it another way, it is pure innuendo.