“Turning methane into auto fuel, Cartwright noted, is ‘a heck of a lot greener than simply refining heavy black oil.’ The ad’s bottom line: ‘Lots of jobs and cheaper gas.’”
In a political environment often fueled by divisive issues and culture wars, Congressman Matt Cartwright remains focused on the concerns that matter most to the members of Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District. Sending Matt Cartwright back to Congress will ensure northeastern Pennsylvanians have a fighter in Washington who will work tirelessly to create jobs and grow the local economy.
Read the full article from the Washington Post here. Highlights below:
Opinion | Can blue-collar Pennsylvania help save the Democratic House?
- In a Republican wave election, Wild and Cartwright would likely be among the first casualties. But both of them now have a fighting chance. This gives Democrats a margin of hope in their uphill climb to hold the House…
- Contrary to the view that Democrats are running away from economic issues, Wild and Cartwright both led with jobs, prices and incomes when I interviewed them this week.
- [Cartwright] had to run ahead of Biden in 2020 to defeat former Trump administration official Jim Bognet, his foe again this year. So he has done something unconventional for a Democrat. He has advertised aggressively on gas prices. Cartwright’s campaign gave a heavy run to an ad touting a bill he supported in the House that would allow the Federal Trade Commission to “go after the big oil companies that are gouging people.”
- It also plugs his support for a new plant being built in his district by Texas-based Nacero Inc. that would “turn local shale gas into regular car gas.”… Turning methane into auto fuel, Cartwright noted, is “a heck of a lot greener than simply refining heavy black oil.”… The ad’s bottom line: “Lots of jobs and cheaper gas.”
- Cartwright’s solution is to separate Republican voters from their leaders. “There’s a big difference between local people down on their luck choosing to vote Republican in an election or two,” he said, “and the Republican politicians down inside the beltway. They have no good plans. They have no answers.”
- If Cartwright and Wild hang on to their seats — and especially if the Democrats beat the odds and hang on to their House majority — that will [be] a major reason.