“The jogger, Chris Miyares, was found at the time to have committed no crime.”
American Leadership Action, a political committee backing Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz, launched a 30-second TV ad and 15-second digital ad yesterday. According to NBC, the ad will play “on networks that have solid African American viewership, such as Black Entertainment Television, the Oprah Winfrey Network, MSNBC and ESPN, the group, American Leadership Action, said by email.”
New: Oz Super PAC is dropping an ad going after Fetterman over the jogger incident in Braddock.
Airing exclusively in the Philly market.
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— Jonathan Tamari (@JonathanTamari) September 6, 2022
The “John Fetterman: Reckless, Risky, and Wrong for Pennsylvania” ad quotes a New York Times article and says, “John Fetterman chased down an innocent unarmed black man.”
The incident happened nine years ago when Fetterman was mayor of the Pittsburgh-area town of Braddock. He said he heard what he thought was gunfire, saw a man running away, chased him down with his shotgun and detained him until police arrived. The jogger, Chris Miyares, was found at the time to have committed no crime.
During Pennsylvania’s Senate primary, Black Democrats worried that the GOP would target voters with ads about the time John Fetterman pulled a gun on a Black jogger he wrongly suspected of a crime.
Now it’s on air.https://t.co/uHInN1PIWj
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) September 6, 2022
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