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Scott Wagner Wins the Pennsylvania GOP Governor Primary

17 May 2018

Wagner's victory caps a personal spending spree of more than $10 million that helped make him the front-runner and the GOP's endorsed candidate.

"I want this job", Wagner said in his victory speech.

Wagner, like Mango and Ellsworth, is not taking any vote for granted.

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Governor Tom Wolf's re-election campaign launched a new ad touting his push to "change the way business was done in Harrisburg". "When they see us, they're coming over to us", said Ellsworth.

Scott Wagner may be the frontrunner in our poll, but he says he's acting like the underdog. "He said 'I'm not going to leave this to chance".

Wagner has positioned himself as a garbage man set to clean up a corrupt state government that stifles the local economy with too many regulations and taxes.

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Wagner pledged to work to improve the state's business climate and press for better schools, but his supporters most enthusiastically responded to his pledge to get rid of school property taxes. But back in 2014, I put everything I had into what many said was a insane, "un-winnable" write-in campaign for the state senate. He'll run against Jeff Bartos on the Republican side.

"When any company or organization faces hard times, a good leader brings his or her folks together...and that hasn't happened", Mango. "Our job now is not only to unite the rest of the Republican Party, but also to rally all Pennsylvanians behind our cause".

According to the latest abc27/Susquehanna Polling & Research poll, Ellsworth is in third, inching closer to Mango in second, both behind Scott Wagner.

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Also in Pennsylvania, three local state lawmakers lost in their Primary races. While campaigning for the primary election, Wagner polled ahead of his opponents and scored endorsements from the Pennsylvania GOP, Steve Bannon and the "Making America Great" PAC. Republican State Sen. Randy Vulakovich, as well as Democrats Dom Costa and Paul Costa.

Scott Wagner Wins the Pennsylvania GOP Governor Primary