Carrie Lewis DelRosso, the freshman state lawmaker from Oakmont, decided to tack from her House position and set her sights on the office of Lieutenant Governor.
DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland), who stunned the western part of the Commonwealth when she defeated Frank Dermody in 2020, represents the 33rd House District. However, the Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s new maps have drawn her out of that district and into a race in the 32nd against Democrat Tony DeLuca. DeLuca has held that seat since the early 1980s.
“As part of the statewide ticket, my every thought will be how I can help our nominee for governor defeat [Josh] Shapiro and bring conservative leadership back to the executive office,” she said in a statement.
DelRosso describes herself as a pro-life, Second Amendment advocate and a staunch opponent of increased state taxes and a supporter of term limits.
Lieutenant governors in Pennsylvania are nominated separately in the primary. They then join the ticket of whoever wins their party’s nomination for governor in the general election.
She enters a crowded field with 11 other candidates in the chase for the Republican nomination.
Fear of 85-year-old Tony Deluca defeating her has driven her to run for Lt. Governor
Nobody cares who the back-up QB is on a team unless they are diehard fans and no one cares who the Lt Gov candidate is unless they are political junkies or party diehards. Her political fate is now tied into the motley crew that is the current cast of R Gov candidates. Rep DelRosso may want to have a viable backup plan if the Lt Gov job doesn’t work out.
She Cam bring her pack of lies with her but they won’t work statewide because voters beyond the Allegheny Valley aren’t as dumb as the ones she represents now. By this time next year she will be back in a bar room repackimg beer coolers for a living.