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PA GOP: Summit sets up Party for Successful Election Season

Editor’s note: PoliticsPA mixed up dates for the Republican State Committee summer meeting and missed the chance to cover it for this site. We apologize, and would like to offer a recap of last weekend’s events:


Republican Party officials have declared the summer committee meeting a success.

Held from June 8 to 9 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County.

Leaders said membership discussed the strategies they planned to use during the upcoming fall elections and shared critical information to those who were new to the committee.

In a press release, Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Val DiGiorgio said the entire group is heading into the summer energized and ready to tackle its two top races:

“We look forward to continuing the process of putting the groundwork in place for a successful fall effort and defeating America’s most liberal Governor, Tom Wolf; taking down liberal-progressive (U.S. Senator) Bob Casey; keeping Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation red; and returning our historic Republican majorities to the Pennsylvania General Assembly,” he said.

DiGiorgio said after seeing “the largest class of new members we’ve ever had,” including a surge of Young Republicans, he has never been more proud to be a Republican.

And featured at June 8’s dinner was a special guest: former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who attended the PA GOP summer picnic.


Included below is an agenda of events from the weekend:


Friday, June 8

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Registration

Noon to 1 p.m.: Leadership lunch and meeting

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Campaign briefing

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: New member orientation

3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Chairman’s meeting

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Resolutions

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Breakout meetings

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Chairman’s reception

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Summer picnic


Saturday, June 9

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Registration

7:30 a.m.: Caucus meetings

10 a.m.: General meeting of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania


4 Responses

  1. The Republican Party in Pennsylvania is following the national Party down a rabbit hole. It is hard to believe that the PA State Committee actually believes this nonsense. The Republican candidates for US Senator and Governor will go down in flames. They will never win another row office or appellate judge race. The Party need to totally repudiate Trump and the national Party, and their congressional enablers, and start over.

  2. This is actually sad. We see the greatest hits trotted out, “the most liberal Governor ever in the history of liberal governors on any planet ever, Tom Wolf” and “The most liberal of all liberals ever since there was the word liberal, Bob Casey.” This is the best the brain trust at the PA GOP Summit can produce??? My God, are they in trouble! This is warmed over leftovers from the Ronald Reagan 1980’s and it isn’t even novel or creative. It’s literally taken from the Reagan playbook and used ever since for three decades. So, here is what is going to happen–the Republicans will lose the Governor and Senate and in big numbers. Your candidate for Governor, Scott Wagner, is actually polling 19% behind Gov Wolf and what is worse he is polling behind the Lou Barletta who has taken controversial a controversial stand with immigration. News flash–these two candidates (Wagner and Barletta) are tanking.

    1. It’s not great, but what are they going to do? It’s the Party of Trump and his messaging, at best, is all barely-veiled white identity politics and white grievance. If the few Republicans of conscience left don’t want to find new and creative ways of saying “Make America Whiter Again”, they aren’t left with much to say. Southern Strategy is back.

  3. Someone needs to write new material for those guys. No wonder they’re soon to be irrelevant.

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