Wagner clinches GOP nomination, will face Wolf in November

AP License N  A Created 2018:05:15 11:18:37

AP License N A Created 2018:05:15 11:18:37

As Mango and Wagner have focused on each other, Ellsworth, the third candidate has tried to remain out of the fray.

Fetterman defeated Stack and three other candidates with more than 38 percent of the vote in what has been an uncharacteristically active race this spring.

Wagner was the candidate endorsed by the Republican Party. Wagner is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, while Gov. Wolf has been critical of the current president.

During the primary, Wagner spent almost $12.1 million in TV ads, campaign staff and in-kind donations, including helicopter ferries, from his businesses, Department of State records show.

"One of the reasons I ran for this office was because I wanted to move Pennsylvania forward and I knew that to do that, I had to take on the powers that be and to change the way business was done in Harrisburg", Wolf says in the ad. He had no previous involvement with politics other than being a member of the donor class.

"I want to thank the voters of Pennsylvania for nominating Jeff and I tonight to be the next lieutenant governor and governor", said Wagner.

"But primaries are family arguments". I would suggest I am the only conservative candidate in this race.

"We were the little engine that could", she said. "But would I be shocked if she did? No". Conservatives have been beaten down by liberals and the media for being "against women" for so long.

"The people will have a clear choice this fall: a bold disrupter who isn't afraid to tell you like it is or a timid leader who is more interested in getting re-elected than getting things done", Mr. Wagner said in his prepared remarks. "Wagner was even caught conspiring with House Republican leadership to kill a severance tax to hurt Governor Wolf's re-election and reports show that big oil and gas has spent over $60 million dollars on lobbying and political donations to avoid paying a commonsense severance tax". U.S. News ranks Pennsylvania near the bottom of the list for fiscal stability and quality of life.

The Tax Foundation ranks us 33 for our high property taxes and 44 for corporate taxes.

Pennsylvania's desultory economic and financial condition is the result of a pollical class that puts its own interests first.

The candidates have combined to spend in excess of $20 million on this primary.

However, in Armstrong County, more than 49% of voters selected Mango as their nomination, against the state totals. His work appears biweekly.

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