GOP Caucus Meeting Straw Poll Results: Governor

Ahead of the PA GOP’s winter meeting the regional caucuses hold straw polls of the state party members to measure support for each of the candidates.

After the Central, Northeast, and NECRA caucuses met on January 6th, state Sen. Scott Wagner won all three straw polls, finishing the day with 91 votes.  State House Speaker Mike Turzai came in second overall with 30 votes, Paul Mango came in third with 17 votes, and Laura Ellsworth came in fourth with two votes.  

“I am honored to have the support of so many influential members of the Republican State Committee,” Wagner said.  

Though she received two votes in the straw polls, Ellsworth announced she would not be taking part in the straw polls.  

“I believe each GOP candidate for governor should make his or her case to all Republican voters in the May primary. Pennsylvanians are tired of politics as usual and insider deals. … An endorsement process controlled by insiders and career politicians is simply not the best course for our party,” Ellsworth said in a statement according to the Altoona Mirror.  

Below are the caucus votes from the weekend.  They will be updated as the votes continue in the coming weeks.

January 8th, 2018 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Governor | 20 Comments

20 thoughts on “GOP Caucus Meeting Straw Poll Results: Governor”

  1. loreenp says:

    Senator Wagner: check out rumors that the Gov’s “emergency opioid” order suspends PA’s open carry law and is form of gun control.

  2. Robert B Sklaroff, M.D. says:

    also note:

    GOP straw polls favor Scott Wagner in PA governor race.

    h ttp://tr iblive.co m/local/allegheny/13162320-74/gop-straw-polls-favor-scott-wagner-in-pennsylvania-governor-race

  3. Porter Randolph says:

    Just what PA needs, our own fat ass Chris Christie wannabe!

    1. Sean says:

      Hahaha very true!

  4. Don Providence says:

    Wagner beats his daughter, Turzi beats his meat on the house floor. Not sure which one is more disqualifying.

  5. Newhouse says:

    Scott Wagner is your next governor. The only questions now is…at what point does Turzai cry and take his ball home. I think it will be after the SEPA straw poll.

    1. Rove says:

      Turzai will be out before the week ends. But on a serious note, Scott Wagner has run the best campaign I’ve seen in a long, long time. Some campaigns excel at winning over the donor class, some excel at winning the grassroots. Wagner has done both like no one has seen since…..

      1. scubasteve says:

        keep telling yourself that. He is a clown who has the backing of the insiders and nothing else could be more obvious. No self respecting conservative would ever vote for a guy who back a trans bathroom bill.

    2. Phil Hughes says:

      Wagner isn’t even close to being our next governor. Wolf will beat him handily in the fall. There is not much to like about Wagner either policy-wise or personally.

  6. scubasteve says:

    I have a new political formula. Vote for whoever the party doesn’t endorse.

  7. MAGA4all says:

    Wagner is raking in as many insider points as he can while assuring us he is an outsider.

  8. Blue Dog Dem says:

    Scott Wagner belongs in a straight jacket far away from political office. Wolf will destroy him. Republicans need to nominate Mango if they want to have a shot

    1. Chester A Barfer says:

      I don’t have kids but if I did I wouldn’t let Paul Mango anywhere near them. Guy is a creep.

      1. tiredofcronies says:

        Are you kidding me? What makes you think making comments like this is OK? BTW Wagner is the one who’s daughter filed a PFA against him and has been married 3 times. Mango is still married to the same woman he had 5 daughters with.

    2. tiredofcronies says:

      This x’s 1000

  9. Robert Sklaroff says:

    Game over

    1. tiredofcronies says:

      Here we go, the establishment said vote this way, so I guess we don’t have a choice do we/ Get out of here. we don’t care what these cronies say./

      1. Robert B Sklaroff, M.D. says:

        I’m hardly “establishment”; what these data suggest overwhelmingly is the need to consolidate behind a Trumpist-winner ASAP.

        1. Anonymous says:

          Wagner is a Trump wannabe. He makes Trump look emotionally stable. I hate that Republicans feel the need to appeal to racists and unsophisticated working class tubes in order to win, good policy be damned!

          1. Robert B Sklaroff, M.D. says:

            that you are “anonymous” conveys all that is necessary regarding the credibility of your comment

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