Planned Parenthood Votes Spends $100K on 134th House Race
Planned Parenthood Votes is spending $100,000 on TV commercials to try to defeat Ryan Mackenzie in the 134th House race.
Local cable stations and WFMZ are airing $100,000 worth of TV commercials bought by Planned Parenthood Votes to try to defeat Republican Ryan Mackenzie in the hotly contested 134th House race.
Planned Parenthood Votes is a Pennsylvania state-registered political committee. The national Planned Parenthood Action Fund administers Planned Parenthood Votes.
Mackenzie is calling the ads a "$100,000 lie" being told in an attempt to try to "scare voters and buy the election," according to a media advisory he sent.
The TV spots attempt to tie Mackenzie to a controversial proposal to require women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound. Mackenzie opposes the ultrasound bill, which has no chance of being passed into law after being pulled from the legislative agenda.
The ad claims Mackenzie's "Harrisburg friends" support the bill.
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Meanwhile, other commercials slamming both Mackenzie and his opponent, Democrat Patrick Slattery, are also filling the airwaves.
PoliticsPa reports spending is running two to one against Mackenzie and they named the House Democratic Campaign Committee to their April 20 Up/Down list because of the potential for Democrats to win all six special elections being held across the state Tuesday.
According to PoliticsPa:
- Voter registration in the 134th House District is 44 to 41 percent Republican
- Corbett won the district by 61 to 39 percent
- Sen. Pat Toomey won 58 to 42 percent
Editor's Note: This article has been changed to say the ads were launched by Planned Parenthood Votes.