Stories tagged: "Republican Governors"

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.

FILE - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses attendees during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, Friday, July 22, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
Ron DeSantis to Campaign for Doug Mastriano in Pittsburgh

Florida’s governor and potential 2024 GOP presidential candidate is coming to Pennsylvania to rally on behalf of fellow far-right Republican Doug Mastriano.

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.

Pennsylvania's Democratic attorney general Josh Shapiro speaks to a crowd with the city behind him during his campaign launch address for Pennsylvania governor, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
9 Pennsylvania Republicans Publicly Endorse Josh Shapiro for Governor

Calling Doug Mastriano an “extremist” and a “threat to the rule of law and constitutional order,” nine Pennsylvania Republicans break ranks and publicly endorse Josh Shapiro for governor.

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.

FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, union organizers, students, and supporters for a $15 an hour wage march through the Oakland section Pittsburgh. Modest income growth for most Americans, strikes by fast-food workers, and the rapid growth of low-paying jobs at the same time middle-income work shrinks have combined to make the minimum wage a top economic issue for the 2016 campaign. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
As the Primary Election Draws Near, Here’s Where the Governor Candidates Stand on Pa.’s Minimum Wage

Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have proposed an increase to the commonwealth’s minimum wage every year but the legislation never passes. With a new governor on the horizon, what is the future of the minimum wage in Pennsylvania?