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Pa. Sen. Doug Mastriano, who has pushed false 2020 election claims, joins GOP race for governor

The Franklin County lawmaker has made a career out of being a far-right firebrand.

By Sam Dunklau

Mastriano all but declares in race for Pennsylvania governor

A Republican state senator who has helped spread conspiracy theories about last year’s presidential election and led opposition to pandemic-related shutdowns, vaccine mandates and masking orders is all but officially declaring that he’ll run for governor.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

If Pa. Sen. Mastriano wants to be governor, he may have to moderate

A state GOP committee member says the party is not only looking for someone who can turn out the base, but who can win in key corners.

By Sam Dunklau

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Updated: September 8, 2021 | 3:19 pm

Publisher to reissue Pa. senator’s WWI book with corrections

Researchers have questioned Doug Mastriano’s claim that he located Sgt. Alvin York’s battle site with precision, identified erroneous footnotes and raised doubts about a photo that appears on the book’s cover.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Despite infighting, Pa. GOP senators push forward with vague idea of 2020 election audit

Until recently, GOP leaders had been vaguely supportive but largely quiet about Mastriano’s audit effort — particularly Corman. That changed last week.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY and Sam Dunklau

Updated: August 20, 2021 | 4:22 pm

Corman orders new senator in charge of ‘election integrity’ plan

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman said he asked Sen. Cris Dush to take over the caucus’ election integrity venture.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Sam Dunklau

F&M poll shows a majority of conservative Pennsylvanians view 1/6 attack negatively

State and congressional Republicans have all but avoided talking about the attack, and Franklin and Marshall College poll results offer some insight on that.

By Sam Dunklau

Mastriano blames ‘the powers that be’ for blocking plan to issue election subpoenas

Senate Republican leaders have been largely silent about Mastriano’s efforts while it has sowed discord in the Republican caucus. Democrats oppose it.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Mastriano hopes to issue election subpoenas within 2 weeks

Sen. Doug Mastriano told the conservative-friendly outlet Newsmax that he’s working on a broad subpoena to York, Tioga and Philadelphia counties.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press