While the field of candidates is still forming for Pennsylvania Republicans in the 2022 Governor’s race, PoliticsPA readers believe that a Luzerne County Congressman should be the GOP party’s nominee in the statewide contest.
With 60,212 votes casted, 35% of PoliticsPA readers say that Rep. Dan Meuser (R-Luzerne) should be the Republican Party’s nominee for Governor in 2022. Meuser hasn’t declared a bid for the office, but has reportedly been mulling a run for the office for months.
Charlie Gerow, CEO of Quantum Communications and Vice Chairman of CPAC and state Sen. Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) finished in second and third place respectively. Gerow and Martin both tallied 15% of the vote, but Gerow secured 9,229 votes, while Martin received 8,806 votes.
State Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) finished in fourth place in the poll by securing 11% of the vote. Laughlin launched an exploratory committee last month.
Former Congressman Lou Barletta, who announced his candidacy for the office in May, finished in sixth place by tallying 8% of the vote.
State Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin) finished in seventh place in the poll by earning 4% of the vote. Mastriano has not formally declared a run for the office, but has reportedly been weighing a bid for the statewide office for months.
Former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain finished in eighth place in the poll by receiving 1% of the vote. McSwain hasn’t formally announced his entrance into the race, but launched a PAC in March, which continued to fuel speculation about his interest in the statewide office.
Dr. Nche Zama, Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale, and former Corry Mayor Jason Monn, finished in ninth, tenth, and eleventh places respectively. Zama earned 195 votes, while Gale received 116 votes, and Monn tallied 76 votes.
Gale, Monn, and Zama have all formally announced their candidacy for the 2022 race.
1% of PoliticsPA readers believe that someone else should be the nominee as opposed to the 11 candidates listed.
Reader Poll: Who Should Republicans Nominate for Governor in 2022?
- Dan Meuser (35%)
- Charlie Gerow (15%)
- Scott Martin (15%)
- Dan Laughlin (11%)
- Jason Richey (9%)
- Lou Barletta (8%)
- Doug Mastriano (4%)
- Someone Else (1%)
- Bill McSwain (1%)
- Nche Zama (0%)
- Joe Gale (0%)
- Jason Monn (0%)