Today, Sen. Pat Toomey endorsed Keith Rothfus who will face the winner of the Democratic primary between Rep. Altmire and Rep. Critz for the 12th congressional district.
Last week, Sen. Toomey said if the GOP primary battle had been between Maj. Leader Turzai and Keith Rothfus he would not have endorsed.
Sen. Toomey told the Tribune-Review: “Mike is a terrific guy (and) a very capable guy,” Toomey said yesterday while in Pittsburgh to tour Google’s East Liberty office. “I think Keith Rothfus is also a terrific guy and also a very capable guy, so it is likely that I will not be actively involved in the primary.”
Mike Turzai announced he would not run earlier this week, and now, Sen. Toomey has endorsed Rothfus.
Here is Sen. Toomey’s statement:
“I am proud to endorse Keith Rothfus for the 12th Congressional District. Keith is the type of conservative leader we need in Washington to get our economy moving again and create the jobs we need so badly in PA. Working together we can roll back excessive spending, taxes, and regulatory burdens that are crippling our economy. I look forward to having him as an ally in Congress.”
Keith Rothfus said: “I’m thrilled and humbled with Senator Toomey’s endorsement. I look forward to fighting for the same values and job-creating policies as Senator Toomey is in Washington.”