GOP Caucus Meeting Straw Poll Results: Governor
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.