The Stupid Coup
In more Pennsyltucky news, PA GOP Gubor-candidate and noted Red Hat, Doug Mastriano keeps proving his deep connections with the Stupid Coup:
WASHINGTON — A staffer with Doug Mastriano’s Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign who helped block media access to an event over the weekend was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, when he appeared to smile and laugh as rioters smashed media equipment on Capitol grounds.
Grant Clarkson is one of the Mastriano campaign associates who prevented reporters from covering an event over the weekend hosted by Mastriano and Kathy Barnette, a Republican Senate candidate in Pennsylvania, according to an NBC News analysis of photos and video from the event matched with his online social media presence. Former President Donald Trump has endorsedMastriano, a far-right state senator who supported Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and was himself on the grounds of the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Mastriano will be running against Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro (D) in the general. This is going to be an important campaign to watch as whoever wins it is going to be the person who appoints the Secretary of State who will oversee the 2024 Goat Rodeo in that state.
But there is some good news in the mix:
“Josh Shapiro has a significant campaign war chest and a proven record of electoral crossover appeal, but a stronger GOP candidate might have blunted that crossover appeal. The national environment matters less in governors’ races, but candidate quality matters more.”
“We are shifting our rating in this race from Toss Up to Lean Democrat, and it could move into even safer Democratic territory as the cycle goes on.”