Simmons Releases Second Round of Attack Ads Against Deely

New round of ads shows Deely as a puppet, Simmons touting 'promise' to constituents.

A new round of ads is hitting the airwaves later today from the Friends of Rep. Justin Simmons campaign. 

The new ads are the latest in a series of "offense" and "defense" ads run by the Simmons campaign. The first shows challenger Kevin Deely as a cartoon while talking about his time as a teachers union representative. The second ad shows Rep. Justin Simmons speaking about his record in the House of Representatives. 

"This television advertising will allow me to communicate that message in a broader manner," Simmons said in a statement released early Wednesday.

The first of the original two ads shows Simmons talking about his record on education in Harrisburg, while the second shows a smoking $100 bill as a voiceover talks about challenger Kevin Deely's time as a teachers union representative.

The Simmons/Deely race has been named a "race to watch" in a recent Politics PA article. The two just met in their first of two scheduled debates Tuesday Oct. 9 at DeSales University. 

slyfox October 10, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Well, this just gave me the shove I needed to decide for whom to vote.
Robert Sentner October 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Heard Deely imploded in his debate yesterday and couldn't even answer some basic questions. Everyone is on to him and what he stands for, his record speaks for itself. Anyone that does vote for him is voting for teacher unions, NOT teachers.
Eric October 10, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Not sure where you heard that from...I attended the debate and was shocked that Simmons lost his composure several times throughout the event. Worse, he attacked Deely for his kids not living in the district, as they reside with their mother due to divorce. Disagreeing on issues is one thing, dragging his kids into this exemplifies his lack of maturity. The "basic question" he did not answer was his position on the proposed quarry in Lower Milford. I appreciated his honesty that he was not familiar with this particular issue, rather than making up a bs response as so many politicians do. I wasn't convinced that Deely was the right candidate to support, but after last nights debate, I will be throwing my support behind him.
Paula October 10, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I don't care for the deception..I get the postcards in the mail representing both men. Simmons cards represent who & what Simmons is and what his passions are. Deely's has a picture of this beautiful, adorable, loving family together but he (from what I read) ,lives alone above a deli? Where is the honesty in that? If he can't be honest about the simple basic things and his own foundation...can he be trusted at all?
Joe Sommers October 10, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Eric... I was at the debate as well. Simmons DID NOT lose his composure.He just flat out crushed Kevin Deely.. Simmons established that Deely is a LIAR. Deely said in the debate that he moved to the district so he kids can get a great education.???!!!!! THEY DONT EVEN LIVE HERE ! .... TOUCHE !!!!!!!!!!!! Rewatch the tape.And you tell me Rep Simmons is not mature? all he did was establish that Deely is a freaking liar.Your just another liberal who cannot accept the fact that Rep Simmons established himself as the CLEAR CHOICE FOR ALL THE PEOPLE. During the debate Rep Simmons demonstrated his grasp of all the issues whereas Deely was not in his comfort zone throughout the debate when not talking about teachers. You democrats should hang you head in shame because Deely is a joke. Any undecided voters who view the debate will undoubtley vote for Rep Simmons.
Paula October 10, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Maybe Deely wasn't in his comfort zone and looked like a deer in the headlights because he smoked before the debate...
careless fills October 10, 2012 at 02:37 PM
debate started at 4:15, a few minutes before the meeting at the flagpole at 4:20
Eric October 10, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Joe, first and foremost, I am not liberal. A a registered independent, I am sick of the extreme hyperpartisanship of both sides. Attacking me, for my personal take on a subjective debate speaks to your ignorance, lack of respect and common courtesy. It's fine to disagree with me, but don't disrespect me behind the safety of your anonymity. It's people like you that have created the unproductive discourse and narrative of this country. I generally don't get involved in local politics, but Kevin is a close friend of mine. Kevin and his wife will be having their first child together in the coming months. I commend him, and anyone else who runs for public office, for stepping up and challenging a system that clearly is not working. The right likes to talk about school choice--is not okay that Kevin moved to the district for its education programs? That seems to fall under the category of "choice" in my book. Now, I don't agree with many of Kevin's positions; however, Simmons has demonstrated time and again, that he extremely ideological in his enthusiasm ("all in"), and is not willing to work with the other side to advance the future of pennsylvania families.
Joe Sommers October 10, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Paula...Deely could use a few doobies today .His performance at the debate was abysmmal and he embarassed himself and the democratic party last night.Never have I seen an event where an incumbent throughly dismissed his opponent as strongly as Representative Simmons did last night.
Paula October 10, 2012 at 03:04 PM
I met Rep.Simmons and his staff last school year. I was around them often. What a WONDERFUL bunch of people. We need Justin. He is an intelligent, hard working very focused individual. He and his staff do extensive research and become completely informed on his topics. I spoke to Deely about the same topics as I did Rep. Simmons and Deely disappeared! Justin listened to his constituents.....Deely runs from them! We are team Justin!
Paula October 10, 2012 at 03:08 PM
cont: Justin Simmons and his staff even took time for our children who are now understanding and have taken an interest in politics. We need our children to understand and be interested-they are our future. Rep. Simmons really is the better man for the job.
John Fox October 10, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Hahaha! I love that cartoon commercial! Really shows you what a joke Kevin "high as a kite" Deely is. Playing that commercial during the televised airing of the debate would make a nice one-two punch.
truth seeker October 10, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Eric since you were there and you are obviusly not one of these Simmons supporters, I was wondering if the fact that Justin Simmons was a co-sponsor of the transvaginal ultrasound bill came up? http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2011&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=1077&pn=3047 That was the bill where women considering terminating a pregnancy would be forced to undergo a procedure followed up by a signature on the pictures. SImmons took his name off the bill once he saw how many were opposed but if you look at the original bill his name is there. I will never forget when his buddy Governor Corbett said women if they didn't like it could just close thier eyes.
Crestor Januvia October 10, 2012 at 06:37 PM
So Truth Seeker... you would want a teacher union lackey, who doesn't understand anything, to be your rep. Collecting a union pension?
srodham69 October 10, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Frankly I'm more concerned about Justin's inability to give direct answers to questions about serious issues and stepping aside to assault his competitor. I think it's time he actually told us how he intends to move us forward in a positive direction and toss aside the whole "high" nonsense. I think Justin has his private personal issues as well. But if he truly cosponsored a transvaginal ultrasound bill, then people deserve to know that he's seriously not about personal liberty in this state.
JulianS October 10, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Rep. Simmons is NOT a Cosponsor of Kathy Rapp's ultrasound bill.
Eric October 10, 2012 at 08:29 PM
It's important to note that Simmons initially did co-sponsor the transvaginal ultrasound bill, but then dropped his co-sponsoship as it was exposed and became widely unpopular. He used the word "maverick" to describe himself in last night's debate. Hopefully he'll come around to supporting a modest tax for natural gas companies like every other state has since he governs based solely on public opinion and political convenience.
John Jacobs October 10, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Sly - You're a lib. You wouldn't vote for a republican if your life depended on it. Don't act like you're some "independent."
John Jacobs October 10, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Eric - Why must all you libs act like like you're on the fence? You wouldn't vote for a republican if you're life depended on it. You have pics all over your facebook with Obama hope and change bullcrap. Just admit that you're a leftist.
Rob Hamill October 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Dear Truth Seeker, aka Mark, Simmons did not co- sponsor the ultrasound bill. You might check the PSEA fact book again, but nice try. I talked to him after that came out, and he was quite peeved.
Robert Sentner October 10, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I don't think the Dem's had a whole lot of vetting on this candidate...wow I'll take Simmons any day over this union hack.
Rich Cranium October 10, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Well he did vote for the impact fee that charges a per well fee every year on gas wells. Before you even say "Oh well that isn't high enough" (implying it isn't high enough to cripple the industry) remember that PA does still have the highest corporate income tax rate in the nation, and that every one of the gas drilling companies pays that tax. Not to mention the impact fee that is in place is better then anything that the democrats were able to do, so there is that too. Also I called Simmons' office about that ultrasound bill when I heard that he withdrew his sponsorship and I was told that the bill as originally intended was much different from the bill that got published and THAT is why Simmons withdrew his sponsorship. Either way you should be happy, either way his withdrawing of support was for the right reason. He either actually DID think that the bill went too far, or he listened to the will of his constituents... Which of those entirely valid reason will you try to refute?
truth seeker October 10, 2012 at 11:43 PM
So how did the name Justin Simmons get on the bill if he was not in agreement? By the way, really enjoying the guessing game on my identity. In the past 5 days I have been called Kevin Deely, Mark and Sue Arnold. Sorry folks you all missed the target. I doubt any of you have ever met me but please keep it going.
Paula October 11, 2012 at 12:14 AM
I put up a photo of a Jr. Lawmaker Form that my small 9 year old little girl filled out BECAUSE of Justin Simmons. He is such a posotive influence on children. Please read what she wrote. He has helped to inspire her to help children in wheelchairs and/or children with disabilities. He is a great role model. Thanks Justin!
careless fills October 11, 2012 at 12:37 AM
it seems that informed consent before making a weighty decision is good
Eric October 11, 2012 at 01:27 PM
John, it must be nice to have time to troll strangers' facebook accounts and try to determine their political affiliation. Funny thing is, if you would try a little harder, you would see that I publicly support President Obama as well as *Republican Charlie Dent. You, my friend, need to find a more productive way to occupy your time.


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