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Post-Gazette Endorses Altmire

Rep. Jason Altmire, in an intense primary battle against fellow Democratic incumbent Mark Critz in the new 12th Congressional district, received the endorsement of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this weekend.  The Post-Gazette is the oldest newspaper in the district and has wide circulation.

In the editorial explaining their decision, the Post-Gazette said:

Some Democrats may see their differences as slight, but we find them significant. Mr. Altmire voted to abolish “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which forced gay soldiers to hide their homosexuality. He said if soldiers are willing to fight and die for their country, they should be able to serve openly. Mr. Critz voted against repeal.

Mr. Altmire has voted “at every opportunity to fund Planned Parenthood because he sees access to contraception as part of being pro-life. Mr. Critz has voted to deny federal funds.

During their interview with Post-Gazette editorial writers, Mr. Altmire also showed a keener understanding of key legislation.

This is a big endorsement for Altmire, who has also won the endorsements of the Democratic committees in Allegheny, Westmoreland, and Beaver Counties. Critz has received the endorsements of the state’s largest labor groups.

One Response

  1. When will Altmire, discuss his negotiations with the NRCC? When will the voting public see the ALTMIRECARE plan for affordable healthcare? Voting no to attract the donations of BIG HEALTHCARE is not good enough.

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