Wagner clinches GOP nomination, will face Wolf in November

PA-Gov: Gubernatorial primary marked by mudslinging: 'When I get punched in the mouth, I punch back'

"Wagner was even caught conspiring with House Republican leadership to kill a severance tax to hurt Governor Wolf's re-election and reports show that big oil and gas has spent over $60 million dollars on lobbying and political donations to avoid paying a commonsense severance tax".

Scott Wagner is the apparent victor of the GOP nomination in the race for governor of Pennsylvania.

Wagner was magnanimous in victory, thanking Mango and Ellsworth for "putting themselves forward as candidates".

Laura Ellsworth - a commercial litigation attorney and former chairwoman of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce - stayed out of the fray and made that choice part of her campaign, the station noted.

A recent Susquehanna poll shows Ellsworth a close third to Mango and has Wagner leading, with almost 25 percent of Pennsylvania Republicans undecided.

Wagner boldly states, "The day I'm sworn in as the new Governor, and they give me the keys to the Governor's office, I'm ready to go".

Wagner, 62, never graduated from college and says he "barely" got through high school.

Wagner fashions himself as a garbage man coming to clean up a state government that chokes the economy with regulations and taxes. He has compiled one of the Senate's most conservative voting records.

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

Scott Wagner may be the frontrunner in our poll, but he says he's acting like the underdog.

He doesn't think it's going to happen this year, either, when voters head to the polls for the state primary election on Tuesday.

Wagner's lieutenant governor candidate is Montgomery County real estate developer Jeff Bartos, who had already been unofficially running alongside the senator. Pennsylvania first started allowing lieutenant governors to serve a second term in the 1970s.

Wolf previous year ordered an investigation into the treatment of state employees by Stack and his wife and stripped Stack of state police protection.

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