Corman to Exit Governor’s Race; Endorse Barletta


Lancaster Online is reporting that Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman will end his run for the Republican nomination for governor on Thursday and throw his support behind Lou Barletta.

Corman, who is still polling in single digits despite encouragement from former president Donald Trump, and other low-polling GOP candidates have been encouraged by party officials to step aside in a concerted effort to stop front-runner Doug Mastriano.

Republican officials are concerned that a Mastriano victory could hurt the entire ticket in the fall due to their concerns he is too extreme.

In the PoliticsPA moving average, Barletta is currently in second place, trailing Mastriano by three points. In the latest GOP polls released by Trafalgar and Fox News, Barletta is 10-12 points behind the Franklin County state senator.



May 11th, 2022 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Governor, Top Stories | 17 Comments

17 thoughts on “Corman to Exit Governor’s Race; Endorse Barletta”

  1. Ravioli says:

    Barletta voted for the Omnibus back in the day when he did whatever John Boehner told him to do. He also practically bankrupted Hazleton. He has a weak record of accomplishment.

  2. jjcnpa says:

    Mastriano is what happens when you have closed primaries. I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump issues a last minute endorsement of Mastriano.

  3. gulagpittsburgh says:

    All of these Republicans are really damn good, but Dung Mastriano is probably the best of the bunch

    1. gulagpittsburgh says:

      Wow!! A bunch of rotten tomatoes and ypo pick out the best. LOL

  4. gulagpittsburgh says:

    I love Dung!!!!

    1. gulagpittsburgh says:

      Imposter, stop eating; you are already full of shit.

  5. The Huckabeast says:

    Seems like Republicans are having Wagner flashbacks. Their decade long embrace of the Tea Party is finally catching up with them. Sure, empower the rural rednecks and now they think they can elect people like Trump, Ding Dong Doug and Unsteady Teddy. YE REAP WHAT YE SOW.

  6. Trump supporter says:

    Corman and Barletta are RINOs. If you want a real Republican, vote for Mastriano.

    1. Dung Mastriano says:

      What moron thinks Mastriano can win? Anyone with an ounce of political wit can see how this plays out if Mastriano wins.

      It’s not debatable – except by Mastrianos nut job followers who don’t know , or care, about his electability statewide.

      Rs may lose house and Senate of Mastriano wins the primary. It’s Wagner on unelectibility steroids.

      1. A Thinking Adult says:

        I mean you gotta understand, these are the people that think Josh Shapiro is running ads IN FAVOR OF Doug Mastriano because Josh Shapiro is afraid to face Doug.

        There’s silly, there’s idiotic, there’s downright stupid, and then there are those folks.

      2. Trump supporter says:

        Most Pennsylvanians are with Mastriano. If he loses the general election, it must be because of voter fraud. No, there’s no other way he could lose.

        1. Doug Eats Pizza With a Fork says:

          “If my candidate doesn’t win then the election is fradulent”

  7. Booty Sweat says:

    That’ll net Lou an 26 additional votes

    1. AlliKate says:

      Corman will be totally out of office by January. He’ll make big bucks in the private sector.

  8. Abe Lincoln says:

    Mastriano is now separated from the pack. Last minute “Hail Mary’s” are in place! Election forgone conclusion. Salute Mastriano, our new leader!

  9. Vaughn says:

    Interesting he didn’t endorse Dave as he encouraged Dave to run for Governor.

    We need more candidates to drop out

    1. JakeWearsSocksAndCrocs says:

      Can’t wait for Corman to complain how “the Republicans have lost their way” when Mastriano ends up getting nominated. The only person Jake Corman will have to blame is Jake Corman himself.

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