A Super PAC created by former Assembly Minority Leader and one-time gubernatorial candidate John Faso has released a hard-hitting ad in NY-21 to benefit Elise Stefanik, the Republican candidate hoping to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. Bill Owens.

The ad, entitled “Pickles”, attacks Stefanik’s Democratic opponent, documentary filmmaker Aaron Woolf, casting him as an out-of-touch and tax-shirking “liberal” capetbagger who sells $12-a-jar pickles in his fancy Brooklyn food shop.

The ad was produced by veteran conservative consultant Nelson Warfield. It starts airing today on broadcast and cable channels throughout the district.

This isn’t the first time Faso’s PAC, New York 2014, has come to Stefanik’s aid.

The committee also paid for an ad that boosted her name recognition in advance of the June primary, in which the first-time candidate and former Bush administration aide defeated businessman Matt Doheny, who had twice before run failed attempts to oust Owens.

Unlike the negative general election ad, the PAC’s primary ad was positive in nature, calling Stefanik a new generation conservative and touting her upstate roots (though she was not born and raised in NY-21).

Faso, who was the 2006 GOP gubernatorial nominee, said New York 2014 is an independent expenditure committee set up to assist congressional candidates in New York.

“We are supporting candidates who believe in private sector economic growth, fiscal responsibility and reform at the federal level,” he explained.

A recent Siena poll showed Stefanik with a 13-point lead over Woolf. And it looks like Democrats are starting to lose confidence in his candidacy.

The House Majority PAC confirmed earlier this week that it has cancelled a $300,000 block of reserved air time it had purchased in NY-21 with an eye toward assisting Woolf.

Here’s the script of the New York 2014 ad:

Liberal Aaron Woolf. When he’s not visiting the North Country, he runs his fancy food store in Brooklyn. He sells pickles for $12 a jar.”

“Woolf says Americans should pay more for food. Thing is, Woolf has a problem paying taxes. He got hit with a $100,000 tax lien on his Brooklyn restaurant. That’s a lot of pickles!”

“Should liberal Woolf be voting on our taxes if he doesn’t pay his own? New York 2014 is responsible for the content of this message.”

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