Reaction was similar among Democrats. “As the Mayor of Allentown for the past eight years, I understand the challenges and responsibilities inherent in successfully running a municipal government,” said Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski. “I am perplexed by Mr. Croslis' decision to support a candidate so egregiously unqualified as Scott Ott for County Executive. Scott Ott is the standard-bearer for the kind of radical, obstructionist politics that have plagued Washington for years.”
Pennsylvania Democratic Chairman Jim Burn offered his support for Tom Muller and was critical of Ott. “Tom Muller is fighting to make Lehigh County a better place to live, work, and raise a family. His opponent, Scott Ott would fight for his extremist Tea Party buddies, not the majority of Lehigh County. Lehigh County deserves a strong leader and Tom Muller is that leader,” Burn said.
Matt Croslis’s endorsement may make headlines today, but it will not undermine the will of the people on Tuesday. Tom Muller has broad support from both Democrats and Republicans and looks forward to a hard fought final weekend, victory on Tuesday and four years of dedicated service to the residents of Lehigh County.