Famed PA Bread Brand Bankrolls QAnon Gov Candidate

Billy Penn reports:

The family behind Martin’s potato bread has put itself behind Doug Mastriano, a South Central Pa. state senator who rose to prominence as a Trump-supporting election denier, and espouses what some define as Christian nationalist rhetoric.

Jim Martin gave $110k to Mastriano’s gubernatorial campaign last year — $10k in May and another $100k in December, just before Christmas. No other donor has written a six-figure check to Mastriano’s campaign this year or last. That one contribution also dwarfs any donation Mastriano has received from a political action committee.

Several Philadelphia restaurants name-drop Martin’s products on menus, and the Martin’s handle is mentioned by food vendors near and far when posting thirst-traps of their burgers and sandwiches. Some of the most famous Martin’s users are Philly-based Federal Donuts and national burger chain Shake Shack.

Read the full article. There’s much more including unhappy reactions from Philadelphia restaurateurs.