Statement from Rothfus campaign:
"The people of southwestern Pennsylvania have spoken tonight and I am truly grateful for the faith they have put in me. I would like to thank Congressman Mark Critz for his service to our country and for running a well fought campaign. We are facing troubling times in our nation and so much needs to be done to bring back jobs and prosperity to our country. I am confident that by staying true to the principles I have laid out during this campaign and by working with my colleagues in Washington, we will do what is right to preserve and defend our freedoms for future generations."