QAnon Doug Mastriano Says He Won’t Run For Senate

Pittsburgh’s ABC affiliate reports:

A hard-right Pennsylvania state lawmaker said Thursday night that he will not challenge Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, leaving the GOP field wide open as Republican Party officials try to recruit a strong candidate in the moderate battleground state to help capture a Senate majority in 2024.

Doug Mastriano, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump in last year’s race for governor but lost in a landslide, said in a livestreamed appearance with his wife that he will not run for Senate “at this moment the way things currently are.”

Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick is the favorite of party leaders and has drawn pledges of financial support from top Republican officials — should he decide to run. A three-week recount in the 2022 primary contest left McCormick behind Dr. Mehmet Oz by fewer than 1,000 votes.

Read the full article. Mastriano had teased a “good news” press conference for last night.