Last Updated on October 26, 2022
A Bush advisor and long-time GOP strategist has begun supporting the far-Left Democrat gubernatorial nominee in Pennsylvania.
Karl Rove’s super PAC, American Crossroads, paid for an advertisement supporting Josh Shapiro, who is facing off against the America-First, Trump-endorsed Republican nominee, state Sen. Doug Mastriano.
American Crossroads, Rove’s PAC, is also linked to Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
In 2016, Rove’s PAC helped establish the Senate Leadership Fund to boost Republican Senate candidates depending on McConnell’s recommendation, reported the Wall Street Journal.
Rove’s recent Pennsylvania advertisement was constructed to confuse voters and make them believe the Democrat Shapiro is running against the PA Democrat U.S. Senate candidate, John Fetterman.
“John Fetterman’s record on crime is crazy,” one voter states at the beginning of the video ad.
“He’s not like most Democrats,” another individual chimed in.
The television advertisement then compares Shapiro and Fetterman’s records on crime. Shapiro is currently the Pennsylvania attorney general and served in the state’s House of Representatives for 7 years.
“225 times, Josh Shapiro voted against the criminals,” one character explained.
“But Fetterman voted to release them — that’s nuts,” another actor added.
“Fetterman is way more radical than Shapiro,” a third voter exclaimed.
Rightwing commentator Jack Posobiec called Rove’s anti-Republican tactic a “disgrace,” suggesting “the Establishment backstab is in full swing.”
WATCH the advertisement below:
This is not the first instance of GOP establishment swamp figures supporting and fundraising for Shapiro instead of Mastriano.
The Democrat Senate candidate, John Fetterman, has been criticized extensively over his poor appearance in a recent debate.
As National File previously reported:
Pennsylvania’s Democrat Lieutenant Governor and U.S. Senate hopeful John Fetterman struggled to speak during a Tuesday debate with Republican challenger Mehmet Oz. Fetterman has been struggling with speech and motor skills while recovering from a stroke he suffered in May.
Stay tuned to National File for any updates.