UPDATED: PA Report: Mastriano Quiet Quitting?

[Retired Army colonel Doug Mastriano, a Republican state senator from Pennsylvania who is running for governor, poses at left in a Confederate uniform in a 2013-14 faculty photo at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 9, 2014. Army War College/Handout via REUTERS]

Guys, noted insurrection attendee, White Nationalist, and Republican nominee Doug Mastriano is trying to be one of the cool kids and is Quiet Quitting his job of running for Pennsylvania Governor:

Mastriano, a far-right election denier who was present at the “stop the steal” protest in Washington, D.C., on January 6, spoke at the sparsely attended event on Saturday in front of around 50 to 60 people.

According to The New York Times, about half of those who watched Mastriano speak were volunteers from his own campaign team.

The low attendance was seen as a for Mastriano’s struggling attempt to win over voters ahead of November’s midterms. The Republican has been heavily outspent by his Democratic rival Josh Shapiro in terms of campaign funding, with Mastriano not paying for any television ads for several months.

Man, he’s good at Quiet Quitting! He only got a couple dozen attendees to notice that he was there!

Crucially, Shapiro is also beating Mastriano in all recent polls, including by double digits in some cases. A Marist poll conducted between September 19 and 22 among 1,356 adults found that 53 percent backed Shapiro, compared to 40 percent who said they would support Mastriano for Pennsylvania governor.

UPDATE 1: He’s a helluva guy. From Tiger Beat’s afternoon email thingie:

CASH DASH — Democrat JOSH SHAPIRO has opened up a staggering fundraising gap in the gubernatorial race over his opponent, Republican DOUG MASTRIANO. CNN’s Dan Merica reports that Shapiro today “will report his campaign raised $25.4 million from June 7 to September 19, ending the three-month period with over $10.9 million in the bank.” Meanwhile: “According to the Pennsylvania Department of State, Mastriano’s campaign has raised under $1.8 million from the start of 2021 to June of 2022. He has yet to file his June to September report, but the Republican entered June with just under $400,000 in the bank.”

JUST POSTED — “In 2019, Doug Mastriano said women who violated proposed abortion ban should be charged with murder,” by NBC’s Allan Smith: “In an interview with Pennsylvania radio station WITF, Mastriano was pressed about a bill he sponsored that would generally bar abortions when a fetal heartbeat could first be detected, usually around six weeks. Mastriano’s remarks in that interview were previously unreported. … ‘OK, let’s go back to the basic question there,’ Mastriano said. ‘Is that a human being? Is that a little boy or girl? If it is, it deserves equal protection under the law.’ Asked if he was saying yes, they should be charged with murder, Mastriano responded: ‘Yes, I am.’”

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1 Response to UPDATED: PA Report: Mastriano Quiet Quitting?

  1. w3ski4me says:

    Who wants to bet he screams Vote Rigging even before the recount? I mean why even campaign if the court will award you the win? He will never go quietly.

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