By Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor
“Today I am pleased to back the candidacies of Steve Welch for U.S. Senate, Dave Freed for Attorney General, John Maher for Auditor General and Diana Irey-Vaughn for Treasurer,” the Governor said.
PoliticsPA first reported that Corbett had sided with Welch, a Chester County entrepreneur, in the U.S. Senate primary. He called party leaders on Wednesday and asked for their support
In a statement tonight, Corbett announced he’s backing Welch for Senate, Cumberland County DA Dave Freed for Attorney General, State Rep. John Maher for Auditor General, and Washington County Commisisoner Diana Irey for Treasurer.
The question remains, particularly in the case of the U.S. Senate race, what will Corbett do to support his picks? A bland Friday night press release isn’t nothing, but will it be followed by a concerted push? Time will tell.
Here’s the release:
Governor Tom Corbett Announces Support Of 2012 Republican Candidates For Statewide Office
HARRISBURG, PA- Governor Tom Corbett released the following statement regarding the 2012 elections and his support for Steve Welch for U.S. Senate, Dave Freed for Pennsylvania Attorney General, John Maher for Pennsylvania Auditor General and Diana Irey-Vaughn for Pennsylvania Treasurer.
“Today I am pleased to back the candidacies of Steve Welch for U.S. Senate, Dave Freed for Attorney General, John Maher for Auditor General and Diana Irey-Vaughn for Treasurer.”
“I am honored to support each one of these individuals. This slate of candidates represents the strongest ticket for the Republican Party and provides us the best chance to win in November. Because so much is at stake this election year, I felt it necessary for me to formally voice my support for an endorsement in these races and my opinion on this important matter.”