UPDATE: Democrats Counter Paul Ryan Visit With Moon Press Conference

GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in Moon on Saturday—and so will local Democratic leaders.

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, a Democrat, will hold a press conference on Lindbergh Drive in Moon Township, countering Paul Ryan's Saturday GOP campaign stop at the nearby Atlantic Aviation hangar. 

Fitzgerald will be joined by Braddock Mayor John Fetterman and county labor council president Jack Shea on Saturday morning at the War Memorial Fountain at the corner of Lindbergh and Memorial drives.

The conference takes place at 9 a.m.

Obama campaign spokesman Matt Mittenthal said the conference will "discuss how Mitt Romney's sketchy deal for American would be disastrous for Pennsylvania's middle-class families." 

Update: Following the press conference, the Obama campaign released this statement on Fitzgerald's behalf: 

“Having Paul Ryan in town helps illustrate who the real candidate is at the top of the ticket. As we’ve learned over the past few weeks, Mitt Romney will say anything to close the deal. After campaigning for president the past six years as “severely conservative,” he’s now playing hide-and-seek with voters. As the President said yesterday, he’s got a case of something we call ‘Romnesia,’” Fitzgerald said.

“Suddenly, after months of talking about a $5 trillion tax cut geared toward the wealthy, Mitt Romney claims he doesn’t know anything about it. But we know the reason Mitt Romney’s trying to hide his policy proposals: It would be politically “suicidal” to provide specifics, as his advisers have said themselves.”

Claire Lauritzen October 19, 2012 at 11:54 PM
It's an easy choice. Are you for the freedom of women (Obama) or conrol of women (Romney)? Is war your last choice (Obama) or is war your first choice? (Romney) Are you focused on the future welfare of all citizens (Obama) or do you crave the return of Bush policies? (Romney) Do you want a secure retirement (Obama) or do you want to be old and trying to figure out what to do with a voucher? (Romney) Do you want a President who says what he means (Obama) or adapt to "Romnesia". The choice is yours.
Don October 20, 2012 at 04:33 PM
A write-in vote for Pee Wee Herman is far better than 4 more years of what this country has been put through by a man who preaches raw Socialism and a first lady who enjoys lavish vacations on our tax dollars. The choice IS yours. Mr Obama has been stated several times over the years to say that the people in this country don't have the common sense to make decisions for themselves and that a strong govt. needs to do that for them. The choice IS yours. For every positive accomplishment you make in your life, your business, for your family, Mr Obama will remind you that "you didn't build that". The choice IS yours. I could go on for an hour, but if I need to, then you deserve what you get in November. The choice IS yours.......................
Colter95 November 05, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Romnesia, revenge, Big Bird, binders full of women, bayonets and Benghazi... Obama wins the quip battle, but lessens the office of the president in doing so... And while such commentary gives his base a laugh, it sends independent and undecided voters squarely into the Romney camp... It's tough times for many, and only Romney appears serious and presidential on the issues that matter... Obama is immature and petulant, and has no new ideas... Just wants four more years to get it right... Romney will do nothing to hurt women's rights, and since the economy is his priority, I seriously doubt he will be eager to engage in any war is there is any other available option... As for a secure retirement, how are you going to ever have one of those without a decent job? Please, Claire, quit putting the cart before the horse... It's doesn't move very far that way, just like our unemployment rate... Stuck right around 8%... Pitiful...
Colter95 November 05, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Obama is wrong on the economy, wrong on Benghazi, and wrong on the auto bailout. The time for real change is NOW!! http://www.policymic.com/articles/14285/obama-lies-obama-auto-bailout-did-not-rescue-detroit http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-outsourcer-overreach/ http://twitchy.com/2012/10/23/obama-lies-about-romneys-position-on-auto-bailouts-conservatives-hit-back/ http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jack-coleman/2012/10/26/letterman-slams-obama-auto-bailout-lie-followed-maddow-parroting-same- Romney/Ryan 2012


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