Pro-McCormick PAC Launches Ad Highlighting His Service in Desert Storm

A pro-Dave McCormick super PAC has released ads highlighting the Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate’s service in Operation Desert Storm and his status as a company commander’s “most trusted officer.”

Keystone Renewal PAC released the ad, “Mission,” on Wednesday as part of a roughly $4 million ad buy, according to information obtained by Breitbart News. The video features a testimonial from Tim Walsh, who served as a company commander in the 82nd Airborne Division. In the video, Walsh speaks highly of the Pennsylvania native and points out his leadership qualities.

“Our mission was to go into Iraq and destroy enemy minefields and weapons. One wrong move and people died,” Walsh says at the beginning of the ad. “Dave McCormick was my most trusted superior officer.”

“His leadership was critical to accomplishing our mission and bringing our Soldiers home safely. Dave was awarded the Bronze Star and I am proud to present it to him,” Walsh added. “I entrusted Dave with my life and the lives of my Soldiers. Pennsylvania can trust U.S. Senator Dave McCormick.”

The video shows McCormick, who was a first lieutenant at the time, and his fellow soldiers on duty.

The ads will run in the Harrisburg, Johnstown, Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre markets, according to information obtained by Breitbart News.

McCormick, a West Point graduate, Retired After leaving the Army as a captain, he attended Princeton University where he earned a PhD in international relations, and later served as Under Secretary of the Treasury and Vice President for National Security Affairs in the Bush Administration.

He also worked in the private sector as CEO of the world-renowned investment firm Bridgewater Associates before running for politics. The Republican candidate will face off against Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), who is the most vulnerable Democrat running for reelection this time around, giving the Republicans a golden opportunity to catch up.

The latest polls show McCormick and Casey in a neck-and-neck race among likely voters with just over five months to go until the Nov. 5 election. The New York Times/Philadelphia Equierer/ Siena University Poll Published In the May 13 poll, Casey had 46% support and McCormick had 44%. Another 10% were undecided or refused to answer. The poll was conducted among 1,023 voters from April 28 to May 7 and has a margin of error of 0.05%. was ± 3.6 percentage points, Times.