GOP challenger Keith Rothfus gives his first thoughts on his race versus Mark Critz in PA12:PITTSBURGH, PA – I'd like to congratulate Representative Critz on his victory tonight in the Democratic primary, as well as Representative Altmire for his hard-fought race. I look forward to a spirited discussion in the coming months regarding the direction this country is headed.
The people of Southwestern Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to decide if they believe a top-down, centralized, one-size-fits-all approach with the answers coming from Washington is the direction we want, or if we should empower the people of Southwestern PA – the job creators, the doctors, the mineworkers, the hard-working men and women – to decide what is best for themselves and their families. I took a six-county tour of the new PA-12 today and will be doing the same tomorrow. The greatest part of this race for Congress is having the opportunity to meet the people in the PA-12, getting to know them, hearing their stories, and I look forward to continuing that effort in the months to come.