Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli is up on the air with a new digital ad criticizing Gov. Phil Murphy’s “anti-police agenda.”
The ad, “Blame the Heat,” uses images of Murphy but does not mention Ciattarelli.
Script: “According to Phil Murphy, as the temperatures rise, so does the crime. But Phil Murphy wants New Jersey to sweat it out rather than enforce law and order. That’s because Phil Murphy supports and anti-police agenda that enables criminals, vandals and lawlessness — sending crime rates spiking and our communities reeling. Choosing radical policy over public safety. It’s no wonder Murphy would rather blame the heat than himself.”
The campaign did not disclose how much they are spending on the new ad.
This is Ciattarelli’s second TV ad on crime. Last month, he launched a digital ad condemning Murphys’ statement blaming hot weather for an increase of crime in Atlantic City.
“As disappointment, shock, and crime boil over in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy is taking cover in his 23-room mansion in Italy this week,” said Ciattarelli. “New Jersey needs a leader that doesn’t break down in times of crisis. Come November 2, the people of this state will pick a governor who puts them first while working alongside our brave law enforcement officers to keep our communities safe.”