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Barnette, PA4 Nominee Who Organized Buses to DC for Jan. 6, Considers Senate Run

Kathy Barnette may go back to Washington.

The veteran and conservative commentator helped organize buses to the now-infamous “Stop the Steal” rally in DC on Jan. 6. 

Barnette posted a video on December 31 saying that she and her team were organizing two busses to support President Donald Trump. A Barnette spokesperson told PoliticsPA she was in attendance for Trump’s remarks, but did not participate in the riots or enter the Capitol building. 

“She’s looking at all of her options and there will be an announcement in the next two weeks,” Adam Jones, spokesperson for the Barnette campaign, told PoliticsPA. 

She first ran for federal office in 2020, when she was the GOP nominee against incumbent Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) in the Philadelphia suburban district. She outperformed the President by 5 points. Dean won by 19 points, while Joe Biden carried the district by 24 points over President Donald Trump, according to DailyKos. She was the first Black candidate to run for Congress in the district. 

According to the Twitter account @CATargetBot, the domain “” was recently registered. Jones confirmed that her campaign purchased the domain.

Barnette promoted a conservative platform and supported Trump’s agenda during her congressional bid. According to her 2020 congressional campaign website, she promoted being a supporter of the 2nd Amendment, school choice, being pro-life, backing Trump’s energy policies, and being tough on China, while voicing her opposition to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH), which she said would “Abolish the Suburbs” and the Affordable Care Act. She also proposed creating the Centers for Infectious Disease Outbreak and introducing the Minority Inclusion Act (MIA)

Barnette was endorsed by state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Adams), Pennsylvania’s Republicans Congressional Delegation, and the Montgomery County Republican Committee during her 2020 bid for Congress. 

Barnette, like other Republicans candidates in Pennsylvania, did not immediately concede after her race was called. She posted a video on YouTube in late November that references the hearing that Mastriano held one day before Thanksgiving as proof that she thinks that there was voter fraud in her race and the presidential race, although courts later determined that there was no widespread voter fraud to impact the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. 

Barnette delivered the Pledge of Allegiance at CPAC 2021.  

The 2022 GOP race for Senate is expected to be crowded in Pennsylvania. 

Jeff Bartos, a Montgomery County real estate developer and former Lt. Governor candidate, Sean Gale, an attorney, and Everett Stern, a businessman and HSBC whistleblower, have formally announced their entrance into the race to succeed outgoing GOP Sen. Pat Toomey. 

Other Republicans that are reportedly interested in seeking the GOP nomination according to Politico include, Reps. Mike Kelly (R-Butler), Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny), former Congressman Ryan Costello (R-Chester), former Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite, former gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango, former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain, former U.S. Ambassador Carla Sands, business consultant Craig Snyder, and former congressional candidate Sean Parnell.

14 Responses

  1. I am PA Republican, and will never vote for Craynette. She should start selling good stories about herself on a new book if she could write one. A Real Fraud. Look at her rants after she lost. Move to Maralago.

  2. This crazy woman is a discredit to her race and an insult to the intelligence of PA in general.

    1. Now I know this is the REAL gulag. Only he would make such a stupid comment about her being an insult to her race. How racist is it to state someone has to act a certain way to abide by their race?

      What a moron.

  3. I would love to see Kathy Barnette run for the United States Senate because she would be a strong conservative voice in Pennsylvania.

  4. I will support and get lots of votes for her if she can get myself and my good pen pal, “Bigo”, out of the joint. Also, if she can supply a month worth of organic Mcnuggets for me and a desk for my pal Bigo. Nancy won’t give him the desk back he lent her back.

  5. So simply attending a rally now is the new scarlet letter? How about the Democrats that attended events over the summer of 2020 that ended up turning into full-scale rioting? Are we planning to hold them to the same standard? Or is this just more drive-by journalism?

    1. How many people died in these events over the summer, like when 5 people died including a capital police officer at the fail insurrection, except when Kyle Rittenhouse murdered 2 people and wounded another in cold blood; all in the name of law and order of course.

      1. Actually, quite a few people were killed during the summer riots, though I haven’t done a tally. Plus several billion $ or property damage.

    2. Dems supporting the insanity of the summer should be shamed.

      But this woman stubbornly supported the craziest of conspiracies, destabilized our democracy, and encouraged insurrection by promoting baseless lies.

      She should be shunned as she continues to repost articles on her FB pg that questions election results.

    3. Joe Gale, are you planning to make announcement about your whereabouts on January 6th? Please, do tell!

  6. That psycho? Her and Doug Mastriano worship Donald Trump and don’t listen to anyone but him.

    She sucks.

    1. Barnette sucks because she doesn’t know or care about anyone but herself. Same with Mastriano. They have nothing in common with Trump. No matter what you think of Trump, he is leaps and bounds above both of them.

      1. Trump failed in his leadership. The fact an advanced culture such as the US has over 500,000 lives lost to covid is a devastating comment on the failures of the Trump Administration. Trump is now washed up and basically an oldies act touring the circuit playing the hits.

        1. Hysterical message from a sad, buyer’s remorse QUID-PRO-JOE Voter with TDS.
          You would not know REAL LEADERSHIP if it stood in front of you.
          Nice to see the drive-by attorney make fake commentary.

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