We couldn't place every last Democratic official at the Mark Critz/Jason Altmire event today, but in addition to Mike Doyle the list included: Allegheny County exec Rich Fitzgerald; Beaver County commissioners Tony Amadio and Joe Spanik; Allegheny County Democratic committee chair Nancy Mills; Allegheny County sheriff Bill Mullen; Allegheny County controller Chelsa Wagner; county council members Bill Robinson and Barbara Daly Danko; city councilman Patrick Dowd; city controller Michael Lamb; and several organized labor officials including John DeFazio of the Steelworkers (and county council) and Allegheny County Labor Council president Jack Shea.
Shea epitomized labor's anger at Altmire after his vote against Obama's health care reform bill in 2010, going so far as to consider a write-in or independent challenge of Altmire that year. Today, after Altmire's remarks, the pair shook hands. "I said it was a classy thing you did -- a class act," Shea told our Jim O'Toole. "He said, 'Jack, we're friends, we'll stay friends.'"