South Jersey Strong, a super PAC formed to help GOP candidates level the financial playing field, is spending six figures on cable television ads to boost the chances of Republican control of the Gloucester County Board of Commissioners.
The ad, “Ember,” includes a clip from an ABC 6 anchor reporting on the death of a first responder dog who was left overnight in his Gloucester County fire marshal’s vehicle. The ad links the Democratic incumbents to the fire marshal, a local elected official in Mantua with close ties to the county Democratic organization.
Script: “(ABC News Anchor) There’s lots of questions this evening about the mysterious death of a South Jersey K-9 officer named Ember. (Narrator) The answer is shameful. Democrat politicians Frank DiMarco and Denice DiCarlo at the center of the tragic death of Ember, left in a hot car by the county fire marshal with close ties to Gloucester County Democrat political bosses. Vote no on DeMarco, DeCarlo and Hogan. It’s time for change. Tom Narolewski. Adam Wingate. Steve Pakradooni. Vote the Column B Republican team in Gloucester County.”
“Two months after the tragic death of K-9 officer Ember, we still have no answers – only silence – from the Gloucester County Democrats. It’s clear that after decades of one-party control, including Frank DiMarco and Denise DiCarlo, Gloucester County Democrats believe they can get away with anything,” a spokesperson for the super PAC said. “Voters have an opportunity to hold them accountable this fall and we’re working to expose all the facts and failures.”
South Jersey Strong is led by former Atlantic County GOP Chairman Keith Davis and former Salem County GOP Chair Linda DuBois. Davis left his party post in March after sixteen years to create a vehicle to compete with Democratic powerbroker George E. Norcross III. DuBois retired last year.