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House Majority PAC: The Truth About Rothfus (Watch Video)

House Majority PAC has announced a $200,000, two-week ad buy that will air in the Pittsburgh media market starting today.

The new TV ad, “Problem” aims to “tell the truth” about GOP candidate Keith Rothfus, challenger to incumbent Rep. Mark Critz (D-Cambria) in PA-12.

A press release for the PAC said Rothfus is no “regular guy” – a knock on the candidate whose new ad, released Friday, shows the father of six mowing the grass, grilling in his backyard and doing everyday things at home.

The ad attempts to portray Rothfus as a millionaire lawyer who fought for bank bailouts, proving he is out of touch with the needs of everyday people.

This ad paints a different picture.

“Millionaire Wall Street lawyer Keith Rothfus will fit right in, in Washington,” a narrator says in an ominous tone.

“Big banks brought our economy to the brink, and then begged Washington for a bailout. As a wealthy attorney, Keith Rothfus represented a Wall Street bank that received a bailout from taxpayers.”

The ad ends with a shot of Rothfus in grainy black-and-white footage and asks, “Wall Street lawyer Keith Rothfus. How can you be part of the solution, when you’re already part of the problem?”

Rothfus’ Campaign Manager Jon Raso said the ad shows a desperate attempt by Critz and his allies to save the Congressman’s career.

“Keith Rothfus worked in the private sector with a local Pittsburgh law firm and served a number of clients in negotiations with small and large companies in their efforts to expand and create jobs. Demonizing a company that employs 7,500 workers in southwestern Pennsylvania while failing as a Congressman to create jobs by supporting big-government economic policies sounds like a shameful line right out of President Obama’s playbook,” Raso said.

“Keith Rothfus has the knowledge and experience that will create jobs and pull the workers of southwestern Pennsylvania out of the doldrums of the chronically over 8 percent unemployment of the Obama/Critz economy.”

The PAC’s Executive Director Alixandria Lapp echoed the tone of the ad, holding firm to the idea that no matter Rothfus’ experience he still isn’t looking out for the district.

“Keith Rothfus may claim to be a regular guy, but the truth is that this millionaire Wall Street attorney – who worked for a Wall Street bank that took billions in taxpayer money – backs a plan that would essentially end Medicare, forcing seniors to pay more, while cutting taxes for the wealthy and big corporations,” she said.

Lapp’s reference is likely to the Ryan budget, a now common talking point for Democrats.

While most Dems use a specific figure of $6,000 or $6,400 (the amount seniors would have to pay out of pocket for medical coverage), says that the Congressional Budget Office has yet to analyze any specific cost.

However, there could be reduced access to health care, lower quality or less investment in health care and increased efficiency of health care delivery. Most of this is due to lower costs, and any combination of these scenarios is possible.

9 Responses

  1. Mary Lou,
    My Congressman is NOT a pee wee!!! Thank you for demonstrating to all, who read your posts, your lack of maturity by resorting to childish name calling.
    Perhaps you were thinking of the level of your intelligence, or maybe you were confusing it with your level of proficiency to spell.
    Just a suggestion, read your comments before you click on the Post Comment box. 🙂

  2. Lord,

    Help PAINDY and all his or her cohorts to hold their pee wee Congressman Critz to the same standards as they seek to hold the opposition. Giveth thou the wisdom (and brain) as well as the common sense to question why Mark Critz would not pay taxes at Parkins, Inc., why help releases an ad about bailouts when their candidate had the opportunity to vote to reform wall street and showed little spine. Finally, Lord it in hard perceive Critzzs positions on issues like obamacare because he was wrapped up and for it then against it. So Lord, today we ask for critz to pick a side of an issue as opposed to being a flip-flopper.




    O Most Beautiful Flower of Mt. Carmel,
    Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed
    Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate
    Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of
    the Sea, help me and show me herein you
    are my Mother. O Holy Mary, Mother of
    God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I
    humbly beseech you from the bottom
    of my heart to succor me in my necessity
    (make request).

    There are none that can withstand your
    power. O Mary conceived without sin,
    pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times).

    Holy Mary, I place this cause in your
    hands (3 times).

  5. Alan: Does former Pat Robertson employee of Keith the Candidate Rothfus believe in Contraception? Why does he want to take Western Pa women back to Biblical times?

  6. Ha! is right. According to
    primary ads… it was Critz who was in the sack with Wall Street. This guy is running to the left… then to the right. He forgot to give everyone memory loss pills.

  7. HA! Wall Street lawyer??? That’s a good one. So when did he ever work on Wall Street again? Oh yeah…and how do you possibly connect Todd Akin to this? Nice try with the talking points this morning.

  8. Mr. Rothfus has an interesting bio. He was a failed bush Fema official. He was an employee of Pat Robertson at his right-wing legal factory that came up with great ideas like vaginal scans. Other than that he is a regular guy who wants to return to the Beltway to be part of the problem again! Mr Rothfus please denounce Todd Akin and use your right wing extermist legal experience to define “legitmate rape!”

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