Wagner Wins GOP Gubernatorial Primary

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But, since there's been little external polling, it's hard to say for sure whether fellow candidates Paul Mango and Laura Ellsworth have a shot at the nomination as well.

Pennsylvania state senator and waste-hauling millionaire Scott Wagner is the victor of the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

"I think it's great that we are finally doing something about gerrymandering and I hope this makes more people go out and vote because their votes actually count now", said Diane Dalto. But back in 2014, I put everything I had into what many said was a insane, "un-winnable" write-in campaign for the state senate.

Political analyst and pollster Dr. Terry Madonna says the bitter ad war between Mango and Wagner may leave the GOP with a battered nominee.

"We sent a message tonight, make no mistake about it, we sent a very strong message", said Mango in his concession speech.

"I'm hoping to see the tide swing", said Karren Knowlton.

The Braddock mayor's victory means he will run on a ticket with Gov. Tom Wolf in the fall.

Wagner, like Mango and Ellsworth, going all across the Commonwealth Monday, not taking any vote for granted. "I know what can be done and how to get it done for hard working people like you and me".

Wagner has positioned himself as a garbage man set to clean up a corrupt state government that stifles the local economy with too many regulations and taxes.

John Fetterman won the five-way Democratic Party primary race for lieutenant governor Tuesday, beating incumbent Mike Stack.

"Tonight is the culmination of over a year of hard work by our candidates, team and supporters".

"We emerge from the primary stronger and are better prepared to meet the challenge we will face this fall". In the run-up to the 2018 gubernatorial primary, he earned the state Republican party's endorsement and spent $10 million of his own money on the campaign.

Wolf, who like Wagner is also millionaire businessman, starts his post-primary re-election campaign with $14 million in bank.

In the 80th State House district, Republican Jim Gregory will face Democrat Laura Burke in November.