Stories tagged: "Mastriano"


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)
Trump Backs Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania’s GOP Governor Primary

Loyalty pays off for “big lie” believer Doug Mastriano, who gains the endorsement of former President Donald Trump just days ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

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.