House Majority PAC Blasts Republican’s Wealth, Biz Record

October 22, 2012

A new TV ad released this morning by the Democratic-supporting political action committee, House Majority PAC, is knocking Republican congressional candidate Chris Collins for his wealth and record as a businessman.

The 30-second ad, called “Day One” is part of a $650,000 ad buy in the final stretch of the election cycle by the group.

In addition to accusing him of shipping jobs overseas, the ad prominently notes the GOP candidate’s personal wealth and the size of his home, which includes a gym.

“Chris Collins’ record – laying off workers, slashing the salaries of those he didn’t fire and manufacturing products in China – should tell western New York voters everything they need to know about Collins’ priorities,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “Chris Collins is out of step with western New York.”

Collins, a former Erie County executive, is on the political comeback trail running against Democratic Rep. Kathy Hochul in a hotly contested western New York House race.

The ad is in line with much of the Democratic criticism of Collins, who has pushed back hard against the implications that he outsourced jobs at the businesses his firm acquired in order to turn around.

In turn, he has called Hochul a “public-sector millionaire” who disclosed assets ranging from $1 million to $2.3 million while in Congress.