Newspaper article Roll Call

Pennsylvania Democrat Targets Each Primary Opponent in One Ad

Newspaper article Roll Call

Pennsylvania Democrat Targets Each Primary Opponent in One Ad

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State Sen. Daylin Leach, one of four Democrats running for an open Philadelphia-based House seat, takes shots at all three of his opponents in his latest TV ad, which was obtained by CQ Roll Call.

Leach, along with former Rep. Marjorie Margolies, state Rep. Brendan Boyle and physician Val Arkoosh, are all vying for the Democratic nomination in Pennsylvania's 13th District.

When reached for comment, the Leach campaign said the ad is part of a six-figure buy on cable, broadcast and Internet pre-roll.

In the ad, which went up on air Wednesday and is not yet available on YouTube, Leach says, "If you want Republican politics, vote for one of them."

On Boyle, whom Democratic operatives say is a formidable opponent due to his strong union and Philadelphia political machine support, Leach says, "Brendan Boyle opposed a woman's right to chose. I'm strongly pro-choice."

On Margolies, whom many Democratic operatives have seen as the front-runner in the race, Leach says, "Marjorie Margolies would cut Social Security benefits. …

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