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ATR Announces Additional $840,000 Ad Buy in Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District


Posted by Paul Blair on Friday, October 12th, 2012, 6:14 PM PERMALINK


Americans for Tax Reform is investing an additional $840,000 for an ad against incumbent Democrat Mark Critz in his bid for re-election in the 12th Congressional District.  Rep. Critz faces a challenge from Republican Keith Rothfus.

The ad is entitled "Wrong Prescription." It begins by explaining that Democrat Mark Critz voted against repealing Obamacare, which includes over $700 billion in Medicare cuts nation-wide. Seniors can thank Critz for $1.8 billion in cuts to the program from PA-12 alone.

The ad will air through Election Day on all major cable channels in the district.

In the district, only Keith Rothfus has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to Pennsylvania voters to oppose higher taxes. Congressman Critz has refused to sign the Pledge, leaving the door open to higher taxes.

“Mark Critz certainly is the wrong prescription for Pennsylvania taxpayers. That’s because Washington doesn’t need more politicians who think higher taxes are a good idea,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Democrats should get real with taxpayers and seniors specifically about their plan to pay for even more overspending with cuts to Medicare that do nothing to shore up the program.”

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