Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick’s “47% Moment” Subject of New PA Workers’ Voice Web Ad

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Shortly after the now infamous video of Mitt Romney saying that he doesn’t worry about 47% of Americans, audio was leaked of Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA8) speaking to a Tea Party group. Fitzpatrick was recorded telling them that “we need to support people who have a history and know what it is like to sign the front of a paycheck, not the back of a paycheck.”

The Tea Party crowd, at that point, erupted in laughter and contemptuous guffaws.

Now, Pennsylvania Workers’ Voice has released a new web ad featuring Fitzpatrick’s comments.

The ad ends by saying that “Mike Fitzpatrick doesn’t support Pennsylvania working men and women. And it’s no laughing matter.”

The video was sent to more than 11,000 union members in the 8th district.

“When working people hear Fitzpatrick’s comments the reaction they feel betrayed, the same way they did when Mitt Romney wrote off 47% of the country as unwilling to take personal responsibility,” said Yuri Beckelman, the National AFL-CIO’s Pennsylvania Campaign Communications Director.

About Jake Sternberger

Jake Sternberger has been a contributing writer at Keystone Politics since 2011. Sternberger primarily covers campaigns and elections, drawing from his experience working on municipal, county, congressional, and statewide PA races doing field, communications, and campaign management. He is currently a law student. Email: jakes@keystonepolitics.com Twitter: @JakeSternberger
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2 Responses to Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick’s “47% Moment” Subject of New PA Workers’ Voice Web Ad

  1. David Meiser says:

    Now Mr Fitzpatrick does not allow any recording or taping at any event he attends!

  2. Susan Gibbons says:

    We need to support legislators who earn the paycheck THEY sign on the back, the one WE sign on the front.
    And he is not the one who deserves our support.