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Tom Corbett has launched his first attack ad in the gubernatorial race, linking his call for a no-new-tax pledge with his Bonusgate corruption probes, and linking opponent Dan Onorato to fellow Dem Ed Rendell (accompanied by shots of honest-to-goodness cigar-filled rooms).

You may recall the flak Onorato has been giving Corbett over the pledge, noting the Attorney General at first said his no-new-tax pledge was "very broad" and would not allow increases to state fees either, before his campaign backtracked later on the fee increases.

Pa2010 had the ad first, noting the Corbett camp issued it to supporters yesterday. No word on where/when the ad is running, as the campaign has not responded to requests for comment.

Corbett (who has been in elected office as AG since 2004, and was previously a county and federal prosecutor) criticizes "the politicians" in the ad:

"When I announced my pledge that as governor I would oppose all new tax increases, the response from the politicians was quite predictable. . . The politicians were just as skeptical when I promised to fight corruption in Pennsylvania, and boy, were they wrong."

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