New Ad Targets Fort Wayne Lawmaker In "Right To Work" Debate

By Jeff Neumeyer

January 20, 2012 Updated Jan 20, 2012 at 6:25 PM EDT

INDIANA, (Indiana's NewsCenter) --- A Fort Wayne lawmaker, opposed to a "right to work" bill that’s taking center stage at the Statehouse, is being called out in a new TV ad with a simple message: get back to work.

A group taking its own form of criticism sponsors the ad.

The blow up over "right to work" seemingly gets nastier by the day.

Democrat Win Moses is feeling the heat in the latest exchange.

Moses has made it clear he doesn't like "right to work".

In the ad, the narrator starts by saying, “ In Indiana, we work hard. Dad always said, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Lately, some Democrats in the Indiana Legislature have forgotten the simple lesson. Seems State Representative Win Moses wants to prevent a vote on "right to work", so he walked off the job."

The ad goes on to make the case for why “right to work” should be approved, and winds up by calling on constituents to contact Moses, and tell him to "get back to work".

The ad, paid for by the Indiana Opportunity Fund, does not name Fort Wayne Democrat lawmaker Phil Giaquinta, though he too has taken part in the walkout.

Moses feels his accusers deserve criticism for going on the attack, while staying in the shadows.

State Rep. Win Moses/(D) Fort Wayne: " The people doing it are anonymous and secretive, they will not reveal themselves. I have no idea why they chose me instead of Phil Giaquinta. They've chosen others around the state, but I will continue to fight for the rights of workers, not to have their wages reduced regardless of who runs ads against me."

We don’t know much about the Indiana Opportunity Fund.

A website called "More Indiana Jobs", claiming to promote economic growth in Indiana, is paid for by Indiana Opportunity Fund Inc.

Because it doesn't meet the criteria of being a political action committee, or PAC, it doesn't have to disclose who is bankrolling it.

But Democrats like Win Moses would attest to the fact, the group’s arrows can still leave a mark.




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