Friday, March 21, 2008

Paolino launches first TV ad in state Senate race

Endorsed Republican Lance Rogers may be raking in the backing of party leaders and fellow politicians, but Lisa Paolino is taking her message directly to the people of Pennsylvania's 17th Senatorial District.

The Paolino for Senate Committee announced it has launched its first TV ad with five weeks to go until the Pennsylvania's April 22 Primary Election.

The 30-second spot, entitled "Message," is the first by a candidate in the race, according to Paolino's camp.

It will air on local cable stations across the 17th Senate District, comprised of 11 towns in Delaware and Montgomery counties.

Television advertising is rare for state legislative races, especially a primary contest. But this race is drawing a lot of interest. It's a rare opportunity for Republicans to take a Senate district that was considered a safe Democratic seat. Republicans hold a 29-21 majority in the 50-member state Senate.

In the ad, Paolino, declares that "Harrisburg is a mess" and needs a new look, according to a press release. Paolino goes on to say that it's time to send "a clear message to Harrisburg …we're going to make a change for the better."

She pledges to continue to work to "protect open space, hold the line on taxes and hold corrupt politicians accountable."

The ad can be viewed online at or on her Web site,

The 17th Senate District is held by Democrat Connie Williams, who is not seeking re-election. The only Democrat running for the seat is state Rep. Daylin Leach.

Paolino is facing Lance Rogers in the April 22 primary.

The 17th State Senate District is comprised of Radnor and Haverford townships in Delaware County, and the towns of Bridgeport, Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, Narberth, Norristown, East Norriton, Lower Merion, Plymouth and Upper Merion in Montgomery County.


Anonymous said...

I thought you were a journalist Tony, not a pimp

Anonymous said...

love note from ken:

Anonymous said...

Please Lord, anybody but Leach! I don't want to be embarassed again (and again). I don't wnat him allocating, spending or getting paid by my hard earned tax money.


I'm not endorsing anyone for the 17th Senate District. I'm trying to give the two GOP candidates equal access to getting information about their campaigns to potential voters. I do believe that the GOP has a golden opportunity to take this seat away from the Democrats, so I would like to see a Republican elected instead of far left tax-and-spend liberal Daylin Leach, but it's up to GOP voters on April 22 whether Rogers or Paolino is the party nominee.

Anonymous said...

aw shucks. Lisa changes her outfit, issues press release?