Doug Mastriano wins GOP nomination for Pa. governor, will face Josh Shapiro in fall

Written by on May 17, 2022

Doug Mastriano wins GOP nomination for Pa. governor, will face Josh Shapiro in fall

By The Associated Press
May 17, 2022

Doug Mastriano has won the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania.

Mastriano beat eight other candidates in Tuesday’s primary election and a party establishment that had tried to head off his coming victory over fears that he is too extreme to win fall’s general election in the presidential battleground.

Mastriano, a retired U.S. Army colonel and state senator since 2019 who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, will face Democrat Josh Shapiro in the November election.

“We’re going to restore the dream to Pennsylvania,” Mastriano said in a victory speech in Chambersburg, Pa.

Mastriano and Shapiro are vying for the right to succeed Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who is constitutionally term-limited Mastriano was well on his way to victory when Trump endorsed him on Saturday.

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