Today, the Stephens campaign announced that State House Speaker Mike Turzai and House Majority Leader Dave Reed are endorsing their candidate.
“Todd Stephens has been responsible for making our neighborhoods safer, and that’s the kind of experience we need in our Republican nominee,” Turzai and Reed wrote in a letter to Pennsylvania Republican State Committee. “In the House, Todd is the go to legislator when it comes to criminal justice issues.”
“In the race for Attorney General, it is absolutely essential that Republicans nominate a candidate who has experience in courtrooms and Todd has that,” they continued. “Experience has never been more important than it is right now, given the state of the Attorney General’s office.”
“We know that Todd has the integrity and experience to clean up the Attorney General’s office and refocus the office on its primary goal – protecting Pennsylvania families,” Turzai and Reed concluded.
GOP State Sen. John Rafferty announced his campaign last June. Democratic prosecutor Jack Stollsteimer is also running. Northampton County DA John Morganelli and Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro are expected to jump into the race as well. All the while, Attorney General Kathleen Kane insists she will run for re-election.