Toomey Endorses Reschenthaler in Contested PA-14 Primary
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey is getting involved in the Republican primary for the 14th Congressional district, putting his support behind state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny) over state Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny).
“Guy Reschenthaler is a principled conservative who served our country in Iraq. I know he will fight for our shared values in Washington,” Toomey said.
Toomey backing Reschenthaler over Saccone, who lost in the special election for the 18th Congressional district, is another example of Republican leaders distancing themselves from Saccone. Ahead of the special election, Republican leaders began putting the blame for a potential loss on Saccone’s campaign, especially his low fundraising and outreach.
State Sens. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) and Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) also endorsed Reschenthaler’s candidacy.
Saccone beat out Reschenthaler and Ward in the conferee process for the 18th district special election.