Thursday, September 9, 2010

Americans for Job Security advertisement targets Lentz in 7th Congressional District

A pro-business organization, Americans for Job Security, today launched a television advertisement criticizing state Rep. Bryan Lentz, D-161, of Swarthmore, the Democratic candidate in the 7th Congressional District race.

"More than 80,000 Pennsylvanians have lost their job since the so-called 'stimulus' package was enacted in February 2009," said Steve DeMaura, President of Americans for Job Security, in a statement. "Across the nation, businesses are forced to close their doors, families are increasingly looking for new employment opportunities, and jobless rates continue to rise. The policies that Washington has enacted have done far more to hurt job creation and economic recovery than stimulate growth. Pennsylvania cannot afford another vote in support of Pelosi's out-of-control spending habits."

The organization will spend about $300,000 in ads in this race.

"Bryan Lentz rejects the attacks made by Americans for Job Security, a right-wing corporate front group funded by the insurance industry with a history of ethical problems," said Kevin McTigue, campaign manager for Lentz. "Its lead attorney was George Bush's lawyer in the Florida recount. This group is wrong for the 7th District and Bryan will continue to fight against special interests like Americans for Job Security whose radical agendas hurt hard-working families."

Lentz is running against Republican Pat Meehan, a former U.S. Attorney, and Independent candidate Jim Schneller.


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