Donald Trump endorsed a candidate in the Pennsylvania governor's race who some Pennsylvania Republican officials think is too extreme to win the general election.

Election 2022 Pennsylvania Governor

The governor of Pennsylvania will attend the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, on April 1, 2022. This photo was taken by Matt Rourke.


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

Mastriano traveled to Washington, D.C., for Trump's "Stop the Steal" rally on January 6, 2021, but claims he left before Trump supporters attacked the Capitol.

The latest RealClearPolitics polling average shows Mastriano with 25.7% support, more than 10 percentage points clear of the rest of the Republican field.

Mastriano has promised to end property taxes and to ban abortions as early as six weeks if he is elected governor.

Donald Trump said in a statement that he endorsed Mehmet Oz for the state's open Senate seat.

Key Background

The Pennsylvania primaries on Tuesday will be another test of Trump's endorsement power, which has yielded mixed results in earlier contests. Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance surged from third in the polls before the endorsement to win the Ohio GOP Senate primary, but his endorsed candidate in the Nebraska governor lost. Several top Pennsylvania Republicans are worried about Mastriano's electability in the general election, according to a report. Party officials are attempting a last-ditch effort to keep Mastriano from winning.

According to the Philadelphia, Mastriano attended an event last month called "Patriots Arise for God and Country", where organizers played a video promoting a conspiracy theory and labeled the 9/11 terrorist attacks a false flag operation. mass executions are promoted in the video once a satanic blood cult is overthrown.

J.D. Vance won the GOP nomination in a crowded field.

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The Pennsylvania GOP is worried about a possible Mastriano nomination.

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