Harrisburg — PA GOP Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the results of the 2012 election:
“I commend Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan for running a hard-fought campaign in Pennsylvania. I want to recognize our entire statewide ticket for the great campaigns they ran. I commend Tom Smith, Dave Freed, John Maher and Diana Irey Vaughan for running vigorous and spirited campaigns over this past year. Each of them are tremendous public servants and I applaud them for tirelessly championing our shared values to the Pennsylvania electorate.
“I congratulate Keith Rothfus on his victory tonight and know that Pennsylvanians in the 12th Congressional District will be well served by his commitment to grow our economy and create jobs. With the additions of Rep. Scott Perry and Rothfus, Pennsylvania will send thirteen congressional members to Washington, D.C. this fall. That is an impressive majority.
“Additionally, I would like to congratulate Speaker Sam Smith, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, Representative Dave Reed and the HRCC for their electoral success this year. The HRCC is poised to send a strong majority back to the State House this year.
“As a Party in Pennsylvania, we approach our next cycle in great position with a strong Republican Governor and majorities in the State Senate and State House. We look forward to moving Pennsylvania in a positive direction.
“I would like to personally thank State Party members and the thousands of volunteers who went to work talking to their neighbors, stuffing envelopes, making phone calls and knocking on doors to support our Republican team. Tonight’s victories belong to our volunteers, and for their continued service and dedication, we can never thank them enough.”