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Griffin: I'm Tired of the Attack Ads

KDKA Radio's Marty Griffin talks about the extreme attack ads in the race for Pennsylvania's 18th District between Democrat, Conor Lamb and Republican, Rick Saccone.

Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
March 09, 2018 - 12:42 pm

by Noah Hiles

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - With a special election for Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District only days away, Marty Griffin opened his show on Friday, March 9 talking about the excessive campaign ads by both Democrat, Conor Lamb and Republican, Rick Saccone. Griffin first sited an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that showed how many ads were run, how much was spent on them and just how accurate the claims within the ads are. Griffin then transitioned to speaking about the overall tone for the majority of both candidates’ ads, which is negative. 

Griffin spoke about how tired he was of the current political climate we live in, where politicians attack their opponent first and promote their views second. Griffin then opened up the phone lines to see how the attack ads by both Lamb and Saccone were being received by the voters. Numerous callers throughout the city agreed that the attack ads were off putting and made it harder to vote for either candidate. 

In the next hour of his show, Griffin started a poll and encouraged people to call in and say who they were voting for between Lamb and Saccone. Callers had the option of either simply voting or staying on the line to discuss why they made their choice. After an hour of calls, the final tally ended 27-12 in favor of Democrat Conor Lamb.