"Our job now is not only to unite the rest of the Republican Party, but also to rally all Pennsylvanians behind our cause".
Along the way, Wagner pumped more than $10 million of his own cash into his campaign, and he spread hundreds of thousands more around the state since previous year to boost GOP committees and candidates.
Both Wagner and Bartos topped the vote totals for their races in Centre County as well. Mango's biggest margin of victory coming from Bucks and Allegheny counties.
"Leading the Republican legislature, Scott Wagner has been standing in the way of progress and blocking efforts to change Harrisburg and help Pennsylvania families". He focused his message heavily on cutting waste in government and moving toward zero-based budgeting.More news: Donald Trump Condemns 'Sickness and Hatred' Behind Paris Terror Attack
Wagner and Bartos will now face Democratic incumbent Gov.Tom Wolf and lieutenant governor candidate John Fetterman in November. "And while we didn't achieve our goal, we must all remain focused on the most important goal, which is defeat Gov. Tom Wolf in November of this year". He appealed to Democrats and independent voters to get behind him and his call to eliminate property taxes. We have a governor [Tom Wolf] who's not providing leadership.
Wagner, like Mango and Ellsworth, is not taking any vote for granted. There is no greater example of Wagner's obstructionist tactics than his opposition to the severance tax.
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Political analyst and pollster Dr. Terry Madonna says the bitter ad war between Mango and Wagner may leave the GOP with a battered nominee.
Pennsylvania state senator and waste-hauling millionaire Scott Wagner is the victor of the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.
"I'm hoping to see the tide swing", said Karren Knowlton. "So please join me in doing that".
"I think we all know that this night did not turn out the way we wanted it to", she said. Scott and Jeff are beyond humbled to have secured the nomination of the Republican Party, and are eager to enter into the next phase of the race.More news: JR Smith Shoves Al Horford in Celtics-Cavaliers Game 2