“After evaluating the field of current and potential Republican nominees, I have come to the conclusion that Scott Wagner is the candidate who can beat Tom Wolf and reverse the trajectory of our commonwealth,” Regan said in a statement announcing the endorsement.
“The commonwealth needs a chief executive who can deliver high-impact leadership without losing sight of the big picture. Scott Wagner is the right candidate to lead our state moving forward.”
Regan is currently serving his first term as a state Senator, replacing state Senator Pat Vance who retired prior to the 2016 election. Wagner backed Regan in the contested Republican primary in that race.
Wagner is running against Allegheny county businessman Paul Mangon and businessman Kris Hart. House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) is strongly considering a run. Former Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley is also rumored to be weighing a bid for Governor.