Stories tagged: "governors"


Pennsylvania's Democratic attorney general Josh Shapiro speaks to a crowd during his campaign launch address for Pennsylvania governor, in Pittsburgh. Shapiro, is breaking with Gov. Tom Wolf on the centerpiece of Wolf's plan to fight climate change amid the pushback it has received from influential building trades unions. Shapiro’s statement came as he prepared Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 to address union leaders from the pipeline trades who planned to question him about his position. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Keystone Hosting Candidate Forum With Josh Shapiro in Philadelphia

With Election Day looming, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro will discuss the issues facing Pennsylvanians in a candidate forum that is open to the public.

Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
5 Takeaways From Donald Trump’s Wilkes-Barre Rally

The former president was in NEPA Saturday to rally for Dr. Oz, Doug Mastriano, and Jim Bognet. In the end, it was all about Trump.

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2021 file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks at a news conference at Marsh Creek State Park in Downingtown. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
More Republicans Throw Support Behind Democrat Josh Shapiro

With Doug Mastriano appearing more extreme by the day, the coalition of Republicans endorsing Shapiro in the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race continues to grow.

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, (R-Franklin), speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Photo Surfaces of Doug Mastriano Wearing a Confederate Uniform

Josh Shapiro blasted Mastriano for choosing to wear a uniform that is embraced by white supremacists, and symbolic of the Confederate Army’s fight to keep Black people enslaved.

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 19: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Unite and Win Rally in support of Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano at the Wyndham Hotel on August 19, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his visit to the state, DeSantis urged Republican voters to stand behind Doug Mastriano. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
Florida’s DeSantis Spends a Lot of Time Talking About Himself at Mastriano Rally

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis traveled to Pittsburgh to boost Doug Mastriano in the governor’s race. He mostly touted his own record in what felt like a trial run for a 2024 presidential campaign.

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)
Doug Mastriano Walks Out of Jan. 6 Committee Interview Without Answering Questions

Conspiracy theorist, election denier, and Trump-endorsed GOP candidate for governor Doug Mastriano walked out of his deposition with the US House committee investigating the US Capitol insurrection after only 15 minutes and without answering any questions.

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, center, speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Doug Mastriano was the “Point Person” in Trump’s Fake Elector Scheme to Overturn 2020 Election Results in Pennsylvania

According to previously undisclosed emails obtained by the New York Times, Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, was involved in Team Trump’s effort to create a list of fake electors to try and force Vice President Mike Pence and Congress to overturn the 2020 election results.