Doug Mastriano Hailed By Donald Trump

Doug Mastriano

“There is no one in Pennsylvania who has done more or fought harder, for Election Integrity than State Senator Doug Mastriano,” Trump wrote in a statement.

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano on Saturday landed the coveted endorsement of former President Donald Trump with days to go before the gubernatorial primary.

The prospect of Trump’s endorsement of Mastriano, a leading voice in the movement to overturn the 2020 election results and who was present at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, had alarmed local and national Republicans concerned about his ability to win a general election.

Trump’s Praises For Doug Mastriano

“There is no one in Pennsylvania who has done more or fought harder, for Election Integrity than State Senator Doug Mastriano,” Trump wrote in a statement.

“He has revealed the Deceit, Corruption, and outright Theft of the 2020 Presidential Election, and will do something about it. He will also Fight Violent Crime, Strengthen our Borders, Protect Life, Defend our under-siege Second Amendment, and Help our Military and our Vets. He is a fighter like few others and has been with me right from the beginning, and now I have an obligation to be with him,” Trump continued.

Mastriano — who also has ties to the QAnon conspiracy theory — was already leading in the polls in the fractured primary, despite being well outspent on TV by candidates like former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain and businessman David White.

Trump called Mastriano on Friday to inform him of his decision to endorse, according to a person familiar with the call.

But the decision came following pushback from some of Trump’s closest advisers and allies, among them Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Trump had been skeptical of Mastriano, according to another person familiar, but was impressed by his lead in the polls and focus on the 2020 election.

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