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Toomey Endorses Coleman for Lieutenant Governor

Jeff Coleman, the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, has received the endorsement of GOP U.S. Senator Pat Toomey.

Toomey, who has announced that he will not run for reelection, is the longest tenured Republican official in the Keystone State.

“Jeff Coleman’s message is right for this moment,” said Toomey in a statement. “He’s arguing that civil debate-rooted in conservative principles is the best way for Republicans to win elections and ultimately govern. He’s right. Jeff also knows that the lieutenant governor’s primary role is a limited one- maintaining decorum and delivering the policy agenda. On both fronts, Jeff has the experience and relationships to bring people together and make the next Republican governor successful. I’ve known Jeff for almost two decades. In a field of good people, he’s the best prepared for the challenges of this office. I enthusiastically endorse his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor.”

Coleman, who represented Western Pennsylvania in the State House for two terms (2001-04), supported Toomey in his unsuccessful senatorial campaign in 2004. 

“Eighteen Primaries ago I backed Senator Pat Toomey over Arlen Specter,” he said in a prepared statement. “That initial loss built an infrastructure that still wins elections to this day. That model puts principles first, which is always the right choice.”

Other leading candidates for the GOP nod for lieutenant governor include Clarice Schillinger, Carrie DelRosso, Rick Saccone and Russ Diamond.

The presumptive Democratic nominee for governor – Josh Shapiro – has endorsed Austin Davis as his running mate.

4 Responses

  1. But the importnt qualification is does he kiss Trump’s ass better than anybody else? If so, maybe the Orange Moron can get him some of Putin’s money. Assuming it is worth anything after the sanctions cratered the ruble. LOLa

  2. Well ain’t that the kiss of death? Daniels is so far ahead of all the other LG candidates

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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