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DCCC Pops New Ad, Pence Stumps for Saccone

Joe Kennedy campaigned with Conor Lamb.

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Ally Mutnick
Feb. 2, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

The DCCC went on the air with their ad, bashing state Rep. Rick Saccone (R) “for delivering for big business and special interests, voting to help corporations who send our jobs overseas, and voting to allow foreign-made steel on taxpayer-funded construction projects.” It bases its claims “on a 2012 measure, Act 88, which facilitated joint infrastructure projects between the public sector and private companies.”

“‘The Saccone campaign scoffed at the attacks, arguing that the DCCC had ‘dredge[d] up a failed attack to distract from the truth’ Noting that the Act 88 vote had been used as the subject of political mailings in previous elections; a campaign statement said, ‘These same tactics were used against Rick Saccone in 2012 and 2014 and they did not work.’” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

The NRCC reported spending $435,229.03 to boost” Saccone ahead of the March 13 special election to replace former Rep. Tim Murphy (R). (Politico)

ON THE STUMP. Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit the district Friday. “After taking part in a Bethel Park rally” for Saccone “he’ll be meeting a gathering of America First Policies at the Heinz History Center.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Meanwhile Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA 04) campaigned in Allegheny County with former federal prosecutor Conor Lamb (D) on Thursday. (Twitter)

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