Then, the ad references a recent story in the Philadelphia Inquirer, saying court and police records show that Parnell’s wife called 911 and sought protective orders against him in 2017 and 2018. The ad goes on to say that Parnell’s wife was later let go from the charity that Parnell runs, which she sued. The ad concludes by calling this “the real record of Sean Parnell.”
Bartos and Parnell are two of the best-known Republican candidates in the 2022 race to replace GOP Sen. Pat Toomey who is retiring. The super PAC, Jobs for Our Future, had more than $766,000 in its bank account by the end of June, according to its most recent financial disclosure.
Pennsylvania’s primaries are scheduled for next May, and it’s early — though not unprecedented — for an outside group to be airing negative ads. But there’s no question where Bartos himself stands on attacking Parnell at this time: Bartos is the one who made the protective orders against Parnell public
Parnell told the Inquirer that Bartos was being “desperate” and “dishonorable.” The paper noted that both temporary orders sought by Parnell’s wife were later pulled back, one “under an agreement between Parnell and his wife,” and the other after a hearing with a judge.