Former President Donald J. Trump said on Saturday in a Republican primary of the Governor of Pennsylvania that he was a former Colonel and Senator who participated in protests leading to a riot in the Houses of Parliament, spreading countless false claims about the 2020 elections. He supported Doug Mastriano.
Mr. Trump made his choice three days before the state’s Tuesday Primary. This is a political blessing that will help raise the status of the former president as much as Mr. Mastriano.
“No one in Pennsylvania has done more or fought harder for the integrity of the election,” Trump said in a statement. “Fighting violent crimes,” Mastriano said. Strengthen borders, save lives, siege Article 2 of the Constitutional Amendment, and help the military and veterinarians. “
A Fox News poll released on Tuesday Mastriano is 12 percentage points ahead of his closest major rival, former MP Lou Barletta.
Since then, Barletta has sought to combine support from the Republicans, who are wary of appointing Mastriano. Two fellow candidates have dropped out to support Barletta, as well as several prominent former elected civil servants, including former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum.
Mr. Trump, The candidate elected Governor of Nebraska lost Tuesday’s primary is at risk of another wound on his record in the Pennsylvania Senate. His chosen television personality, Dr. Mehmet Oz, was unable to shine between himself and the field of his candidates.
Mr. Mastriano has long been an outspoken supporter of Mr. Trump.He used the campaign funds to organize a bus to Washington on January 6, 2021, last month. Campaign at the event It promoted the eccentric QAnon conspiracy theory.
Republicans in Pennsylvania, who are not in favor of Mastriano’s campaign, said they could not win the general election against Governor’s presumed Democratic candidate, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, Josh Shapiro.Shapiro’s campaign Recently started broadcasting TV advertisements This seemed to be aimed at raising Mastriano’s position in the Republican primary.
In a post-support statement on Saturday, Barletta said: A common goal. “
“We look forward to getting the support of President Trump on Wednesday morning,” he added.