Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidates Call Ad Unfair

05.05.14 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania's top two Democrats called Saturday on state Treasurer Rob McCord to pull the racially charged attack ad he is airing against front-runner Tom Wolf in the gubernatorial primary. Former Governor Ed Rendell said the television spot was "one of the worst I have ever seen," adding that it was a style of politics "that makes me ashamed to have been part of this business for most of my adult life." McCord, in an emotional news conference, later said he would continue to use the ad, calling it a "teachable moment" about the moral need to confront racism. U.S. Senator Bob Casey called the ad "offensive" and said it slanders Wolf's character by implying he is insensitive to racism.