Stories tagged: "GOP Primary"

McCormick Concedes to Dr. Oz in Pennsylvania GOP Senate Primary

Even with a recount in progress, the former hedge fund CEO David McCormick knew he wasn’t going to muster enough votes to pass the celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Oz in the US Senate primary.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, a Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, takes part in a primary night election gathering in Chambersburg, Pa., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Doug Mastriano Leans Into 2018 Comments Likening Gun Control to Nazism

Days after the elementary school massacre in Texas, the GOP gubernatorial candidate isn’t shying away from his remarks likening gun laws proposed by Democrats to Nazis taking guns from political opponents and Jews before World War II.

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Mehmet Oz, left, accompanied by former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Greensburg, Pa., Friday, May 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Trump’s Candidate Dr. Oz Pulls Trump-like Move And Declares Himself Presumptive Nominee in US Senate Race

With a recount underway, the celebrity surgeon is positioning himself as the victor over David McCormick in the GOP primary. A new ruling by the Supreme Court could make Oz’s claim a reality.

PA GOP Senate Recount Devolves Into Battle Of Conspiracy Theories

While the dispute amounts to a disagreement over technicalities, it is also an example of GOP voter suppression strategies coming home to roost. The attempts to disqualify mail-in ballots, seen as a way to suppress democratic votes, are now backfiring on the party that created them.

GOP Senate Candidate Kathy Barnette Seen In Photos Marching on Jan. 6 With Proud Boys

On Sunday, a number of pictures began circulating on Twitter along with the claim that Republican Senate Candidate Kathy Barnette marched to the Capitol on January 6th alongside members of a prominent right-wing hate group, the Proud Boys. After further investigation, NBC News verified these claims, adding that some of the Proud Boys she marched...

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, takes part in a state Senate committee hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Mastriano Wants The MAGA Extremist Vote, But Not Their Baggage

While the GOP, both in Pennsylvania and across the nation, has a long history of flirting with violent extremists and conspiracy theories, there is now significant evidence that those extreme ideologies are becoming mainstream on the American right.