Romney Holds Tele-Town Hall, Announces PA Leadership

Mitt Romney is making his best push for Pennsylvania, by holding a telephone town hall and announcing his PA campaign leadership.

The Republican presidential nominee fielded a handful of questions dealing with issues like gas prices, education, small businesses, manufacturing jobs and his foreign policy agenda. All of these topics were discussed by Romney and citizens from Pennsylvania.

Romney also took the opportunity to knock President Obama, comparing his policies to those of a European country.

“I believe we’re looking at two directions for America,” said Romney. “One is a country which is more and more like Europe with a larger and larger government that taxes more, is more assertive in our lives, tells us what kind of health care we can have, what type of treatments we can ultimately receive. A country where the government invests money in various companies because they think they can do a better job than tax free markets. That’s the pathway that’s been chartered by the President.”

Romney also attacked Obama on Social Security and Medicare, saying if the two programs keep expanding under Obama, they are likely to go bankrupt.

But the PA Dems didn’t take the attacks lying down. State Chair Jim Burn blasted Romney’s comments, saying that PA voters won’t be fooled by his rhetoric.

“Mitt Romney’s phoned-in attacks on the President won’t change the fact that PA voters are not buying the failed policies of the past he’s selling, even after his allies have spent $20 million of special-interest-funded attacks in the state,” said Burn.

“Unlike Mitt Romney, President Obama has a real, achievable plan that will create jobs, expand opportunity and ensure an economy built to last – one that’s built from the middle out, not the top down. It will help us meet a set of goals in manufacturing, energy, education, national security and the deficit. That’s the type of leadership voters from Philadelphia to Erie deserve, not a return to the failed policies of the past.”

Republicans in Pennsylvania are working hard to show that they believe the Keystone State is still in play for Romney come Nov 6.

Despite the fact there are no ads airing in PA on either side and Obama is consistently polling ahead by over 7 points, Romney and the PA GOP say that the state is up for grabs.

In addition to the telephone town hall, the Romney Campaign also announced its leadership for the Pennsylvania campaign, headed by Governor Tom Corbett and Senator Pat Toomey. The rest of the leadership, including county leaders, is here:

State Finance Chairs
National Committeeman Bob Asher
National Committeewoman Christine Toretti

Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason

State Co-Chairs      
Congressman Mike Kelly
Congressman Glenn Thompson
Congressman Jim Gerlach
Congressman Pat Meehan
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick
Congressman Bill Shuster
Congressman Tom Marino
Congressman Lou Barletta
Congressman Charlie Dent
Congressman Joe Pitts
Congressman Tim Murphy
Congressman Todd Platts
Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley

County Leaders

Adams
Nadine Devine

Allegheny   
Joe Melaragno
Dave Majernik
Bill Kirk

Armstrong  
Jen Baker

Beaver
Craig Holdren

Bedford
Tonya Clark
Steve Howsare

Berks
Larry Medaglia

Blair
Judy Ward
Debbie Shuster King

Bradford  
Tina Pickett
Doug McLinko
Daryl Miller

Bucks  
Pat Poprik

Butler
Michele Mustello

Cambria
Doug Lengenfelder

Cameron  
Sarah Campbell

Carbon
Mary Ellen Salerno
Mike Sofranko

Centre
Joyce Haas

Chester      
Ryan Costello
Brian Peppel

Clarion
Anita Lahr

Clearfield  
Susan Williams
Arleen Multhauf

Clinton   
Kurtes Smith

Columbia
Chris Young

Crawford
Mike Forbes

Cumberland  
Barb Cross
Glen Grell
Vic Stabile
Tammy Shearer

Dauphin  
Jeff Haste
Mike Pries
Janis Creason

Delaware
Andy Reilly

Elk  
Grace Jesberger
Marcella “Sally” Geyer

Erie
Bowman Root

Fayette   
Russ Rhodes

Forest
Pam Millin

Franklin
Dwight Weidman

Fulton
Sam Metz

Greene
Jim Minor

Huntingdon
Anne Layng

Indiana
Bill Darr

Jefferson      
Maxine Zimmerman

Juniata    
Bonnie Cveikus

Lackawanna
Frank Castellano

Lancaster  
Katherine Wood-Jacobs
Joe Pitts

Lawrence
Nathan Sheafer

Lebanon
Susan Zug

Lehigh  
Ryan Mackenzie
Lisa Scheller

Luzerne   
David Baloga

Lycoming       
Gabriel Campana

McKean  
C. Russell Johnson

Mercer
Bob Robbins

Mifflin
Mark Colussy

Monroe
Tom Geffers
Mario Scavello

Montgomery
Joe Meo
William Donnelly

Montour
Harold Hurst

Northampton    
Robert Kerr

Northumberland   
Don Ely

Perry  
Don McClure

Philadelphia   
John Taylor

Pike    
Mike Peifer

Potter
Karen Cahilly

Schuylkill 
Bob Ames

Snyder
Pat Saylor
Malcolm Derk

Somerset    
Bruce Hottle
Rose Svonavec

Sullivan    
John Huhn

Susquehanna
Jason Legg

Tioga    
Matt Baker
Don Yost

Union
Jeff Thompson
John Rowe

Venango   
Martha Breene
Charles Breene

Warren
Al Loranger

Washington     
Steve Toprani

Wayne
Liz Gregory

Westmoreland
Kim Ward

Wyoming
Paulette Burnside
Russ Gunton
Will Eggleston

York          
Anne Zerbe
Leroy “Tighe” King

September 13th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | 7 Comments

7 thoughts on “Romney Holds Tele-Town Hall, Announces PA Leadership”

  1. poligator says:

    Cherlyann….Chairwomen of the Sandra Fluke for Presidnent Club. Grow up and find a “real” issue to discuss that does make a difference to this country. In case you haven’t noticed there isn’t a single “women’s” issue on the table to be changed federally this election cycle.

  2. Cherylann says:

    Hang up!

  3. Susan says:

    Pat Poprik a leader? This woman was screaming via the republican radio station in Levittown in the last election that voting by absentee ballot was not legal unless you were OUT of the district. Her hostess never corrected her.
    I did by calling in and saying it was not true, that the the infirm and those who expect to be out of the district can vote by absentee ballot. She helped create a fire storm over ballot applications clearly indicating there was tampering with ballots when in fact ballots were never at risk, it was all about applications and the DA has never come out to announce the result of his “investigation” He just cant bring himself to say there was no crime.

  4. Brian says:

    The simple fact of the matter is that Medicare and Social Security aren’t sustainable anymore. People are living much longer than they used to, and so the money coming out of these funds is growing substantially relative to the money going in. President Obama continues to ignore this, and I find that concerning.

  5. Cherylann says:

    Romney = Corbett = Toomey = Fitzpatrick = Tea Party. Bad for the women of PA who approves of restrictions on women’s lives and equal opportunity, and bad for seniors.

    There is no place for these kind of politicians.

  6. Interested Observer says:

    Mike – How can you say that about the “First Lady” of Bucks County?

  7. Mike says:

    Ha. Poprik a leader in Bucks? Everyone knows Deon runs the show there. Poprik is a joke.

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