Former Pa. Rep. Keith Rothfus eyes GOP bid for U.S. Senate

The western Pa. pol told NBC News on Tuesday that he is considering starting a campaign

By: - December 3, 2021 2:31 pm

Former U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus (Image via Pittsburgh City Paper).

By Ryan Deto

PITTSBURGH — Even after a high-profile Republican dropped out, the race for the GOP primary for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania continues to grow. This week, television host Dr. Mehmet Oz officially announced a run and hedge fund CEO David McCormick is preparing a run.

And now, Pittsburghers may see a more familiar face enter the race, as former U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus is reportedly eyeing a run as well.

The western Pa. pol told NBC News on Tuesday that he is considering starting a campaign, which would expand the Republican field to more than a half-dozen. Rothfus said he has been making several calls and “getting positive feedback.”

According to NBC News, Rothfus said if he were to officially jump in, he would focus his campaign on bolstering Pennsylvania’s energy industry, advocating for more aggressive foreign policy with China, and limiting government spending.

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