His first “post”.
Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Allegheny) has released his first television ad of the general election cycle focusing on protecting Social Security and Medicare.
The 30 second television ad titled, “Post” shows Rothfus’s mother, Alice typing up a Facebook post thanking the incumbent GOP representative for following through on a promise of protecting Medicare and Social Security, while he’s sitting next to her.
“You restored the right of seniors to switch Medicare plans,” Alice states. “And when some in your party wanted to change Social Security for people receiving benefits like me, you wouldn’t do it. I am pleasantly surprised how you turned out.”
In a press release, Rothfus emphasized following campaign promises by protecting these entitlements through bipartisan fashion as well.
“I have opposed efforts to reduce the cost of living adjustment for Social Security,” Rothfus said in a statement. “My bipartisan bill to restore the right of seniors to switch Medicare Advantage plans after the start of the plan year is now law, restoring a right the Affordable Care Act took away. As long as I am in Congress, I will fight for what is right for our seniors.”
The press release also tried to draw a line between Rothfus and Democratic opponent Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Allegheny) on this issue.
“Conor Lamb’s policies of higher taxes and more regulation would send the economy into reverse, threatening the creation of new jobs that are so vital to the sustaining of Social Security and Medicare,” Campaign spokesman Mike Barley added. “Congressman Rothfus continues to advocate policies to grow the economy and add jobs, which will increase revenues flowing to these programs.”
The Lamb campaign did not immediately respond for comment.