Congressman Mark Critz today began airing his first television commercial of the general election. The spot focuses on Critz's record of fighting for Western Pennsylvania jobs by standing up to the Obama Administration's Environmental Protection Agency to save 700 coal jobs at the Cumberland mine, taking on his party by opposing over-regulation of coal and natural gas and supporting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Critz has been recognized as one of the most independent members of the House, and for his willingness to buck his party to stand up for Western Pennsylvania values.
"I'll fight anyone who stands in the way of creating Western Pennsylvania jobs," Critz said. "That is why I stood up to President Obama's EPA to save 700 jobs at the Cumberland Mine and why I am fighting my own party when it comes to over-regulating coal and natural gas so we can create jobs here."