June 28, 2022

Former President Donald Trump introduced Saturday he was backing Pennsylvania state Senator Doug Mastriano in that state’s 2022 governor’s race.

The endorsement comes three days earlier than the Republican main election. Mastriano, a staunch Trump ally who has been a vocal proponent of his baseless stolen-election claims, was already main within the polls towards a number of different Republican challengers.

“There isn’t a one in Pennsylvania who has executed extra, or fought more durable, for Election Integrity,” Trump mentioned in an announcement. “He’s a fighter like few others, and has been with me proper from the start, and now I’ve an obligation to be with him.”

Mastriano was a number one advocate for an investigation into the 2020 election outcomes, the place Pennsylvania’s backing of President Joe Biden finally sealed his victory. In August, Mastriano was faraway from the state’s 2020 election audit, because the state’s prime Republican senator mentioned he was centered on “politics and showmanship” reasonably than an precise investigation.

Pennsylvania is a key swing state the place Democratic Governor Tom Wolf won’t search reelection attributable to time period limits. Josh Shapiro, the state’s lawyer normal, is presently the presumptive Democratic nominee.

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