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Another lawmaker eyes GOP primary for Pennsylvania governor

Jun. 08, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state senator from southcentral Pennsylvania said Tuesday that he is forming an exploratory committee to run for the Republican nomination for governor in 2022. Sen. Scott Martin, R-Lancaster, joins a crowded field of declared candidates and...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 02, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. May 31, 2021. Editorial: Baseball boondoggle shows why Nutting should sell Pirates Step right up, one and all, for the chance to see one of the most embarrassing teams in Major League Baseball! On May 27,...

DOJ settles with Pennsylvania city over language barrier

Jun. 01, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania police department will be required to take steps to remove language barriers faced by the city’s large Spanish-speaking population under a U.S. Justice Department settlement announced Tuesday. The Justice Department launched a civil rights investigation...

Trump looms large in Pennsylvania's GOP primaries in 2022

May. 29, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With Pennsylvania's wide-open races for governor and U.S. Senate taking shape, Republican candidates with strong ties to Donald Trump are running and considered strong contenders for the party's nominations — a powerful sign of the former president's enduring...

Trump hasn't endorsed in Pennsylvania gov's race, aide says

May. 20, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A senior adviser to Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to stress that the former president has made no endorsement of anyone to become governor of Pennsylvania. The statement by the adviser, Jason Miller, comes a day after a Republican state...

Trump 'asked me' to run for governor, state lawmaker says

May. 19, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican state senator who has talked of possibly running for governor of Pennsylvania in 2022 said Wednesday that former President Donald Trump asked him to run and promised to campaign for him. Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, said he met...

Barletta to enter Pennsylvania's GOP stakes for governor

May. 17, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lou Barletta, the Republican Party's Donald Trump-endorsed nominee for U.S. Senate in 2018, is running for governor of Pennsylvania. Barletta, 65, becomes the most prominent figure to enter a 2022 governor's race that Republicans have won every...

Barletta, eyeing a run for governor, starts raising money

Apr. 19, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lou Barletta, the Trump-backing former congressman and immigration hawk who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate, has taken a step toward possibly running for governor of Pennsylvania in 2022 and begun a political action committee to raise money. ...

Barletta to decide soon on whether to run for governor

Mar. 19, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lou Barletta, the former congressman who unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in 2018, said Friday that he will make a decision in the next few weeks on whether to seek the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania in 2022. ...