Scott Wagner Wins the Pennsylvania GOP Governor Primary


Scott Wagner Wins the Pennsylvania GOP Governor Primary

Democratic Sen. Bob Casey will face U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta in November. Scott Wagne of York County is opposed by former health care consultant Paul Mango and Pittsburgh attorney Laura Ellsworth.

Beyond the fact that Ellsworth has remained unscathed while Mango and Wagner focus on each other, 2018 is shaping up as a year in which women candidates may have momentum, Madonna said. Wolf is soft-spoken and chooses his words carefully.

Wagner may be the front-runner in our poll, but he says he's acting like the underdog. Wolf, 69, has a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

"I think it's great that we are finally doing something about gerrymandering and I hope this makes more people go out and vote because their votes actually count now", said Diane Dalto.

Wolf likely will attack Wagner as posing a danger to programs for children, schools and seniors, while Wagner likely will attack Wolf as a serial tax hiker, an out-of-touch elitist and a lousy leader.

"Val was critical to our victory and I am looking forward to a strong and unified party as Val and I lead together", Wagner said during his victory speech.

The biggest controversy of the campaign has been over whether Mango ought to be attacking Wagner so aggressively, Madonna said.

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. Pennsylvania first started allowing lieutenant governors to serve a second term in the 1970s.

Wolf's ticket saw an upset, with incumbent lieutenant Mike Stack losing badly to John Fetterman, the mayor of a small Allegheny County steel town.

Fetterman had made a failed bid in 2016 for the U.S. Senate.