Trump endorses front-runner Mastriano in Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial primary

Trump endorses front-runner Mastriano in Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial primary


PITTSBURGH — Former President Donald Trump endorsed state Sen. Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania’s crowded Republican gubernatorial field Saturday, a blow to efforts by some Republicans in the state who recently attempted to consolidate the field around a candidate they believe would fare better in a general election in November.

Mastriano, who is the front-runner in the field just days before Tuesday’s primary, has faced criticism from some Republicans who feel his hard-right platform may help him win the Republican primary by a plurality but then go on to lose the November general election in the purple state.

“There is no one in Pennsylvania who has done more, or fought harder, for Election Integrity than State Senator Doug

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