Skip to comments.Breaking News: We Win in PA-12!‏ (DCCC Title of email)
Posted on 05/20/2010 12:55:27 AM PDT by pennyfarmer
Congratulations to Congressman-elect Mark Critz on his extraordinary victory. Voters in this election responded to Mark Critz's commitment to providing independent leadership that puts Pennsylvania jobs first.
This was the only race in the country today where a Democrat faced off against a Republican and the results are clear. Mark Critz focused on creating jobs for middle class families, while Republicans practiced the politics of fear and distortion.
For all of their bluster about building a national wave this year, including RNC Chairman Michael Steele's guarantee of victory for Tim Burns, Republican policies were once again rejected when it came time to face the voters.
I am so grateful to you our grassroots supporters for all you did as well as former President Bill Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and Democratic leaders in the House, Senate, and state governorships for their strong support and tireless work on behalf of Mark Critz.
With Mark Critz's commitment to creating jobs, ending tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs, and standing up for seniors and middle class Pennsylvanians, Congressman-elect Mark Critz will be a great asset to our Democratic Caucus and a worthy successor to the late Congressman Jack Murtha.
Thank you again for all you did to help make this possible!
Onward to November,
Chris Van Hollen Chris Van Hollen DCCC Chairman
I love the line that says this is the only election that a republican and democrat were running against each other and the democrat won.
Holy cow. When the real contest is over we shall see who "won".
I hope the left understands that we are also cheering.
He campaigned like Rush Limbaugh to get elected.
Let’s see. The Democrats wants to raise taxes through a VAT. They have HUGH deficits that they can’t control. They’ve passed a massive entitlement program that will adversely affect every American. They’re out to pass Cap-n-Trade. They’re for illegals and will fight law abiding citizens. Because of these issues, all they’ll do this fall is attack and attack.
And YET enough people are so stupid to believe Democrats when they say they are for job creation.
Critz campaigned on a pro life, pro gun, anti cap and trade, and most of all, anti-0bamcare platform. That “win” is a stinging rebuke for 0bama and the Democrats and portends a massive defeat for the Democrats in November
doesn’t sound to me that he ran against obamacare ....
Critz statement on the passage of health care reform
Congressional candidate Mark Critz released the following statement on the passage of health care reform legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives last night.
No hardworking Western Pennsylvania family should be a diagnosis away from bankruptcy. We need health insurance reform but it must be done in a way that is consistent with our values. While this bill represents significant progress in reforming our broken healthcare system, there were flaws that wouldve kept me from supporting it. This bill was too expensive, particularly because the $940 billion price tag didnt include the Medicare doctor fix that would prevent reimbursement cuts to physicians who treat Medicare beneficiaries. In Congress Ill work to fix this bill because this issue is too important. Ill work hard to strengthen and improve this legislation because that is whats best for Western Pennsylvania.
He wants to “fix” it .... not repeal it.
from his site ...
I think he will be just like Murtha was in office
Just goes to prove that even a blind squirrel can find a nut.
Maybe Republicans should start campaigning like Rush Limbaugh. A lot more of them would get elected.
The Rats are hanging their hats on this outcome in the delusional belief that it is a harbinger of things to come in November, completely ignoring the fact that Johnstown/12 is a heavily democratic district with strong union ties and lots of Murtha-bequeathed federal pork.
I am looking forward to PA-12 being redrawn by the GOP next year!
Let’s just see how “independent” is Mr Critz against the House Dominatrix
post of the day
Democrats never keep their campaign lies anyway.
I think I found my new tag line!