Reader Poll: Rothfus Most Vulnerable
PoliticsPA asked which GOP Congressman is most vulnerable in the 2014 mid term election, and a majority feel that it is newly elected Rep. Keith Rothfus.
Rothfus, who won a tough election over incumbent Rep. Mark Critz (D-Cambria) in PA-12, received 45 percent of the vote (316 votes). Finishing in a distant second was PA-8 Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, who received 20 percent (143 votes).
PoliticsPA readers generally feel that the other congressmen who were polled are safe, as Lou Barletta (8 percent), Charlie Dent (7 percent), Pat Meehan (6 percent), Mike Kelly (6 percent), Jim Gerlach (5 percent), and Tom Marino (3 percent) were bundled at the bottom of the pool, only receiving single digit percentages. There were 704 respondents.
Although Rothfus has been chosen as most vulnerable, he likely won’t have to worry about a major challenge from Rep. Jason Altmire, who was tabbed to head up Florida Blue Cross Blue Shield.