PITTSBURGH – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Hillary Clinton’s trip to Pittsburgh today.
“Today, Hillary Clinton is coming to Pittsburgh at a time when her War on Energy Jobs is putting the livelihoods of thousands of Pennsylvanians at risk,” Gleason said. “Just days ago, Donald Trump came to Pittsburgh and talked about bringing creating good-paying jobs. Compare that to Hillary Clinton, who promised to sacrifice tens of thousands of family-sustaining jobs just to appease the extreme wing of her Party. It doesn’t make a difference how many times Hillary partakes in a Rust Belt apology tour. The fact of the matter is that Hillary Clinton will always choose her own political ambition over Pennsylvania jobs.
“A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote to continue the failed energy policies of President Barack Obama. Western Pennsylvanians simply cannot afford to elect someone who has pledged to put our workers out of jobs, and no amount of rallies will change that fact.”
Hillary’s War on Coal Jobs
At A March Democrat Town Hall, Clinton Said “We’re Going To Put A Lot Of Coal Miners And Coal Companies Out Of Business.” CLINTON: “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At CNN Democrat Town Hall, 3/13/2016)
Hillary’s War on Natural Gas Jobs
At A March Democrat Debate, Clinton Said Under Her Administration, There Wouldn’t “Be Many Places In America Where Fracking Will Continue To Take Place.” CLINTON: “So by the time we get through all of my conditions, I do not think there will be many places in America where fracking will continue to take place. And I think that’s the best approach, because right now, there are places where fracking is going on that are not sufficiently regulated. So first, we’ve got to regulate everything that is currently underway, and we have to have a system in place that prevents further fracking unless conditions like the ones that I just mentioned are met.” (Hillary Clinton, CNN Democratic Primary Debate, Flint, MI, 3/6/2016)
Keystone Democrats Switching Parties
According to the Pennsylvania Department of State, 7,400 Democrats in Allegheny County alone have switched to the Republican Party. In Pennsylvania, 71, 475 Democrats have re-registered as Republicans since January 1st, 2016. (Pennsylvania Department of State, Accessed 6/13/2016)
Hillary’s Support in Pennsylvania is Plummeting
Hillary Clinton’s primary turnout in Allegheny County dropped by nearly 46,000 votes from 2008 to 2016. Statewide, Hillary Clinton received 340,000 fewer votes statewide this spring compared to her performance in the 2008 Primary. (Pennsylvania Department of State, Accessed 6/13/2016)