Tom Corbett’s First Re-Election Ad Just a Little Misleading

Tom Corbett, he who the world is predicting will lose in 2014, has focused his first re-election ad, no surprise here, on jobs. Here’s the newly released vid.

It’s not a bad spot, but as PA Politics points out, it’s a bit misleading. The ad, which touts the 116,000 private sector jobs that have grown under Corbett’s watch, neglects to mention that the state’s overall rate of job growth stands at 1%, half the national average of 2%. What’s more, he doesn’t mention that the private sector gains have been offset by public sector job loss. More than 20,000 teachers have lost their jobs since he took office, due in part to state budget cuts.