After the fevered primary battle between Democrats Mark Critz and Jason Altmire things have been rather quiet on the 12th Congressional District front. Due to Democratic spending over the fight, Republican Keith Rothfus entered the general election run with more cash than Critz and both camps have been focused on fundraising and traveling the spread-out district over the past month.
National experts expect the congressional race to be among the most competitive in the country.
We won't have another look at their cash reverves until 2nd Quarter reports are filed in July, but the Critz camp is making a big fundraising push Monday in Mt. Washington with an event (invite above) hosted by Altmire, Mike Doyle, Steelers owners Art Rooney II and other party, labor and business bigwigs. Tickets are $250 to $2,500.
We asked the Rothfus camp what their candidate was up to and spokesman Jon Raso sent this over:
"This weekend Keith will continue to spread his message of empowering the working people of PA-12 by taking his message directly to the working families of Beaver and Cambria Counties and listening to their issues and concerns. He will be starting the weekend by running a 5K race benefiting the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department, he will be going door to door in Economy to hear directly from the voters, spending lots of time in Darlington for the annual Darlington Days, heading to Johnstown for the Friendly City PolkaFest, and will end his weekend with a Meet & Greet in Brighton Township."
Looks like Darlington Days is the place to be. Critz will be there too, in addition to other weekend events sent over by his campaign spox Mike Mikus:
"On Friday he will be at the Pittsburgh Fly Fest celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen at the County Airport. It's not in the CD but it's important event to attend.
On Saturday he will start at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community in Johnstown. Following that, the campaign is hosting a thank you event with the Westmoreland County Democratic Committee then Mark heads to Darlington Days in Beaver County.
We're still finalizing Mark's schedule for the rest of Saturday and Sunday but he will be attending JWF Industries company picnic for their plant workers."