Corbett tries new TV ad attack strategy on Wolf

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new TV ad by Gov. Tom Corbett's campaign is opening a new front in the Republican's mass communication strategy.

The 30-second ad unveiled Thursday labels Democrat Tom Wolf as a "maxed-out donor" to President Barack Obama. It also says Wolf supports Obama's "disastrous Obamacare," ''radical gun control agenda" and "war on PA coal jobs."

It's the first time the Corbett campaign has mentioned Obama in a TV ad. Campaign officials say it's running in just the Harrisburg and Johnstown markets.

Up until now, Corbett's TV ads had tried to frame Wolf as a tax-avoiding millionaire and a tax-and-spend liberal.

Muhlenberg College political science professor Christopher Borick says the Corbett campaign appears to be trying to figure out how to erode Wolf's considerable polling lead. The election is Nov. 4.