Keith Rothfus, the Republican nominee for the 12th Congressional District, announced today that he has reached the top level of the National Republican Congressional Committee's (NRCC) recruitment program. The "Young Guns" program is an effort that the NRCC utilizes to rank and recruit strong candidates for both open-seat and challenger races.
"I appreciate the National Republican Congressional Committee's recognition of the strength of my campaign by promoting me to their top tier of candidates in the country," Rothfus said. "Voters across Southwest Pennsylvania clearly do not approve of the liberal, big-government, big debt agenda of President Obama and Congressman Mark Critz."
Rothfus was lauded by the NRCC for his strong campaign organization and aggressive fundraising as well as establishing a clear path to victory in the November general election.
"Keith Rothfus has met a series of rigorous goals that will put him in position to win on Election Day," said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). "The momentum behind his campaign is proof-positive that Pennsylvania families are fed up with President Obama's and Mark Critz's policies that continue to spend too much, tax too much and borrow too much at the expense of hard-working families. Keith Rothfus is leading the pack as Republicans continue to send a loud and clear message that we will hold Democrats accountable for their unpopular partisan agenda."
The NRCC highlighted that Rothfus is a "citizen candidate" whose professional background as an attorney in the private sector contrasts sharply with that of his opponent. As someone who has worked day in and day out with businesses large and small, Rothfus understands that government needs to get out of the way of the American ingenuity and innovation that drives job creation.
"Unlike Mark Critz, I support the repeal of Obamacare to protect Medicare," concluded Rothfus. "I look forward to leading the effort on behalf of the citizens of the 12th District- what I call America's new energy capital- to roll back failed big government policies and get the job creation engine moving full steam ahead."