Wagner Campaign Blasts Mango as Unaired Primary Attack Ad Leaks
The fight lives on.
The GOP gubernatorial primary months ago got heated between now Republican candidate for Governor Scott Wagner and Paul Mango. Apparently, it stayed that way. Animosity bubbled up once again in the final days before the general election.
Last night, Wagner for Governor Campaign Manager Jason High shared a lengthy Facebook status expressing his disgust with Mango and his supporters, while accusing them of lying “viciously” and working against their general election campaign.
“This is a guy that campaigned his heart out for the endorsement of the Republican Party and then attacked the process as being corrupt after he lost so badly that they didn’t even have to take a roll call vote,” High writes in the post. “Mr. Mango lied viciously, repeatedly changed his position on issues to try to win endorsements and votes, and then had the audacity to criticize others for behaving like politicians.”
Mango was appointed by President Trump to join his administration as the “Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Chief Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief of Staff” in July.
High continues to write that he wanted to keep his thoughts to himself after the primary victory and be gracious, but after old attack ads from Mango that never aired, which he says are lies, were leaked to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he chose to voice his opinion.
“I’m quite certain that Mr. Mango will run for office again in the future, and you can be certain that I will be working against him. We don’t need more people like Paul Mango in public service,” High writes to finish the Facebook post.
The two ads leaked to the Inquirer were debuted in their weekly, Philly Clout column this morning.
Both ads accuse Wagner of being insulting and violent. One of the ads in particular portrays two women texting about Wagner and stating he was also “anti-woman.”
Wagner campaign spokesman, Andrew Romeo is quoted in the Inquirer story stating the ads attempting to paint Wagner as violent were false and will “backfire on Election Day.”