New TV Ad: Chris Gibson - In Step with the Tea Party But Out of Step with Us

Published 9:57 AM Eastern - Friday, October 5, 2012

Mark McCullough, (202) 730-7283

SEIU Releases New Ad in Key Congressional Race

New York, NY - Today the 275,000 New York members and retirees of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) announced they will begin airing a new television ad in the closely contested race in New York's 19th Congressional District.

The ad spells out how Congressman Chris Gibson went to D.C. and became a loyal supporter of the extremist Tea Party agenda but lost touch with the real needs of his district. Julian Schreibman will stand up with the middle class, protect Medicare and Social Security for today's retirees and future generations and work for all Americans.

"This November there is a choice for more of the same or for Julian Schreibman," said Kevin Finnegan, Political Director, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. "Julian has shown that he has real plans to move America forward and that he will work for everyone in the district so we all share in America's prosperity and have a secure future."

In Congress, Gibson has loyally supported the most important parts of the extremist Tea Party agenda, including voting to end Medicare as we know it and cutting Social Security all while protecting tax breaks that help companies outsource American jobs.

"Steps" will air in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy media market for a week. A copy of the almost $170,000 ad by SEIU can be viewed at

Script -

ANNCR: When Congressman Chris Gibson climbed these steps and voted in step with the Tea Party agenda...

To end Medicare as we know it...

Cut Social Security...

And to protect tax breaks that help companies outsource American jobs...

Gibson showed how out-of-step with us he really is.

Not Julian Schreibman.

A former prosecutor, Schreibman will fight for the middle class.

He'll protect Medicare and Social Security.

And stand up to Tea Party extremists.

Julian Schreibman. For middle class New York.

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