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May 16, 2022

Mastriano for Pennsylvania governor: ‘I’m honored to receive the endorsement from President Trump’

State Sen. Doug Mastriano's campaign for the Pennsylvania governor's office has received the official endorsement of former President Donald Trump.

“There is no one in Pennsylvania who has done more, or fought harder, for Election Integrity than State Senator Doug Mastriano,” Trump said in a press release from Mastriano's office. “It is my great honor to give my complete and total endorsement to a man who will never let you down, Doug Mastriano for Governor of Pennsylvania!” 

“I'm honored to receive the endorsement from President Trump, today,” Mastriano said in the press release. “But the honor is not for me. It’s for the millions of hard-working Pennsylvanians who want their individual liberties restored, power returned to the people, and for their elected leaders to fulfill the America First — and Pennsylvania First — agenda.

“Our grassroots supporters across Pennsylvania know that Donald Trump and I will always have their backs. We are all committed to ending the era of party bosses, dark money interest groups, and flawed elections. It’s time for Pennsylvanians to unite, with the support of President Trump, and focus on defeating Josh Shapiro so we can revive our economy, achieve energy independence, lower taxes, restore law and order, and reform our failing education system.” 

Mastriano is a retired U.S. Army colonel who currently serves as the state senator for Pennsylvania’s 33rd District, his bio page said. He holds four master's degrees: Strategy; Strategic Intelligence; Military Operations; and Airpower. Mastriano also holds a Ph. D. in history. He has been featured on multiple national radio programs, including Tucker Carlson, C-Span and Fox Business with Stuart Varney.

Mastriano will face off against multiple GOP challengers in the Republican gubernatorial primary on May 17, including Lou Barletta, Bill McSwain and Dave White, a Ballotpedia report said. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is term-limited and so will not be seeking reelection.