Tag Archives: Doug Mastriano

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 …

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Doug Mastriano Teases Launch Of Bid For US Senate

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: State Sen. Doug Mastriano plans to make an announcement next week about the decision he has made on whether he will run for U.S. Senate, in what he teased as “crazy good news.” Mastriano, an uber-conservative who lost his 2022 gubernatorial bid to Democrat Josh Shapiro by 15 percentage points and 800,000 votes, said Saturday at …

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QAnon Doug Mastriano: I Might Run For Senate In 2024

Politico reports: In a sit-down interview, Doug Mastriano, who rarely speaks with the mainstream media, made it clear that he is not finished with his quest to win higher office and transform the Republican Party along the way. He said he is “praying” about whether to go forward with a potential Senate run in 2024. After God, his wife, Rebbie, …

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Mastriano Bill Would Ban “Public” Drag Shows In PA

The LGBTQ news site Qburgh Magazine reports: Republican Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano plans to introduce legislation that would ban drag shows on public property or in areas where minors could see, effectively banning Pride events across Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh Pride. In a memo published Tuesday, Mastriano plans to categorize drag shows as “adult-oriented business” which would put restrictions such …

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Mastriano Finally Concedes Pennsylvania Gov Race

Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate reports: Republican Doug Mastriano has conceded the Pennsylvania governor’s race late Sunday, days after being defeated by Democratic challenger Josh Shapiro. “The results of the 2022 Mid-term Elections are not what we hoped, prayed, and fought so hard for, and yet there is so much for which I am grateful,” said Mastriano in a statement on Twitter. …

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Shapiro On Mastriano Not Conceding: “Who Cares?”

The Hill reports: Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro (D) said on Sunday that his Republican opponent, Doug Mastriano, has not called to concede the race after major media outlets projected his loss on Tuesday night. “I mean, who cares if he calls, right?” Shapiro told CNN’s Dana Bash. “He doesn’t get to pick the winner, the people pick the winner,” Shapiro …

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QAnon Extremist Doug Mastriano Hasn’t Conceded

Harrisburg’s PBS affiliate reports: Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro is thanking voters for giving him a win in Pennsylvania’s governor’s race. But the Republican nominee, state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin) had not conceded as of late Wednesday afternoon. Mastriano’s campaign was quiet Wednesday. The retired Army colonel posted a few times on Twitter and Facebook. One post criticized Democrats while …

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Josh Shapiro Trounces Christian Nationalist Mastriano

NBC News reports: Democrat Josh Shapiro defeated far-right Republican Doug Mastriano in the Pennsylvania governor’s race on Tuesday, NBC News projected, providing Democrats with a significant victory in a contest where oversight of the 2024 election and abortion rights took center stage. Shapiro, the state attorney general, framed his opponent as an extremist and sought to make his campaign about …

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Cultists Call For Voting “As Late In The Day As Possible”

The States reports: A close ally of Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has a plan that she claims will help win him the election and prevent voter fraud: She wants voters to cast their ballots “as late in the day as possible” on Election Day. Conspiracy theorist Toni Shuppe, who has ties to QAnon and who is rumored to …

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Mastriano Camp Runs Racist, Antisemitic “Meme Page”

The Daily Beast reports: Republican Pennsylvania governor candidate Doug Mastriano’s official campaign Facebook account is also helping with another group on the social media site: a Facebook group which has for months featured a stream of xenophobic, transphobic, and antisemitic memes. The campaign’s role in the public group—called “Mastriano Memes”—has not been previously reported, but Mastriano’s official Facebook account was …

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Mastriano’s Wife Responds To Antisemitism Claims:
“We Probably Love Israel More Than A Lot Of Jews Do”

First, some background via the New York Times: The race between Mr. Mastriano, a state senator, and his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Josh Shapiro — a Jewish day school alum who features challah in his advertising and routinely borrows from Pirkei Avot, a collection of Jewish ethics — has also centered to an extraordinary degree on Mr. Shapiro’s religion. Mr. …

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Mastriano Uses Russian Propaganda Clip In New Ad

The Insider reports: Over the summer, as its soldiers were bogged down in a war that has made their nation an international pariah, Russia’s embassy in Spain posted a video on Twitter encouraging people to move to their country, boasting that newcomers would enjoy a land of traditional values free from “cancel culture.” Doug Mastriano, a state senator and the …

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Mastriano: My Sec Of State Will Make Sure Trump Wins

Media Matters has the transcript: DICK MORRIS (HOST): People are always asking me, can Trump come back in ’24, and I wrote this book saying that he can. But he has to win the governorship in Pennsylvania. So I don’t care if you live in Pennsylvania or on the moon. This is the guy you need to support because he’s …

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Mastriano’s Doctoral Thesis “Rife With Academic Fraud”

The CBC reports: One of the most controversial politicians in the United States is causing a stir far north of the campaign trail: at a Canadian university that once granted him a doctorate.  A UNB associate professor listed on Doug Mastriano’s doctoral dissertation describes it as atrocious academic work and says he can’t understand why the paper includes his name. …

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Mastriano To Speak At QAnon Pennsylvania Event Organized By Man Who Predicted Zombie Apocalypse

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: In April 2021, business consultant and right-wing podcast host Clay Clark organized a conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, aimed at defying national and local restrictions put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. A radical right-wing conspiracy theorist, Clark filled the event with a variety of like-minded COVID-19, election, and QAnon conspiracy theorists such as …

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QAnon Mastriano Plans “40 Days Of Fasting & Prayer”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: On Monday night, Mastriano’s campaign posted on Facebook a photo of two hands under the words “40 days of fasting & prayer” with the dates Sept. 29 through Nov. 8 — Election Day. “Interceding for our elections, our state, and our nation,” it stated, along with a verse from the Book of Isaiah. “Starting in a …

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Mastriano To Campaign With “Rape Melania” Extremist

Media Matters reports: Pennsylvania gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano is scheduled to do a campaign event with far-right commentator Jack Posobiec this weekend. Posobiec has collaborated with white nationalists and neo-Nazis and targeted Jewish people with antisemitic hate. Several media outlets have accurately noted Posobiec’s history of extremism when writing about him. For instance: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote that he’s “a …

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Mastriano Recently Backed Murder Charge For Abortion

NBC News reports: State Sen. Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, said in 2019 that women should be charged with murder if they violated his proposed abortion ban. In an interview with Pennsylvania radio station WITF, Mastriano was pressed about a bill he sponsored that would generally bar abortions when a fetal heartbeat could first be detected, …

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QAnon Mastriano’s Campaign Is Spiraling And Broke

The New York Times reports: In the same spot where he spoke to thousands of people at a raucous State Capitol rally demanding an end to pandemic restrictions in April 2020, Doug Mastriano appeared on Saturday before a crowd of just a few dozen — about half of whom were volunteers for his ragtag campaign for governor of Pennsylvania. He …

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Shapiro +11 Over Mastriano In Pennsylvania Gov Poll

The Morning Call reports: With just over six weeks until the general election, Democratic candidates hold leads in both the Pennsylvania gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll. Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro leads Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano by 11 points, 53% to 42%, which includes voters who are leaning to one candidate. …

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