Doug Mastriano, the Franklin County State Senator who makes liberals seethe with rage, formally announced his bid to become Pennsylvania’s next Governor on Saturday.
Mastriano’s announcement ended months of waiting for him to enter the already-packed Republican field of candidates to replace Gov. Tom Wolf next year.
Pennsylvania’s Primary election will be held on May 17. The General Election is Nov. 8.
Mastriano and the wide field of GOP candidates is competing to face their likely opponent in November, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.
Mastriano Announces Run for Pennsylvania Governor
Calls for Mastriano to run for Governor really picked up in 2020, during the height of the COVID pandemic. Mastriano was extremely vocal against against Wolf and his administration’s actions from Day 1 of the pandemic’s onset.
And on Saturday, he continued his critique of the sitting Governor.
“It’s not even about the science. It’s about controlling your lives, right? Do you want to comply anymore,” he asked a huge audience on hand to watch him enter the race.
“Tom Wolf shut down businesses, deemed your jobs non-essential … what does he know about work,” Mastriano went on. “Many of you nearly had your dreams snatched away.”
The State Senator sounded a lot like the one who routinely took to Facebook Live to express his frustrations against Wolf’s administration and their approach to the pandemic.
And he’s fashioning himself as an outsider in the race.
“This starts a new day,” he said. “The swamp and the establishment Republicans are terrified.”
To watch Mastriano’s full announcement, check out the Facebook video below. His speech comes about 3 hours, 45 minutes into it:
As Mastriano’s campaign gains momentum in the next month or so, expect to hear liberals fuming over his ascension.
And it won’t be about his COVID stance, though there will be some who criticize him for that.
Mastriano also played a lead role in pushing for audits on the voting process during the 2020 election. He also believed that fraud may have occurred during the election and urged Sen. Dave Argall to convene a meeting to hear claims of election fraud.
During that meeting, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani testified and President Donald Trump called in with commentary.
You’ll likely hear the left refer to Mastriano as an insurrectionist because he attended a rally in Washington DC on Jan. 6, 2021 but there’s zero evidence he went inside the Capitol.
Image: Video still/Doug Mastriano Fighting for Freedom-Facebook