Alliance for Retired Americans Gives Critz 100% Rating, Altmire Receives 70%
The Alliance for Retired Americans has released their 2011 ratings based on 10 different votes. While the numbers were released for the entire Pennsylvania delegation, it is particularly noteworthy to look at the numbers for Congressmen Jason Altmire and Mark Critz who were gerrymandered into the same district by Republicans.
The numbers matter not just as a means for comparison, but because both candidates have been trying to appeal to the senior citizen vote and each is trying to paint themselves as the stronger advocate for retired pensioners.
Back in March, Altmire released an attack ad stating that “Mark Critz and I agree on many things but there are some big differences between us. Mark Critz … didn’t vote against the Tea Party budget that would dismantle Medicare and gut Social Security.”
We described that ad as a “Pants on Fire” distortion.