PA GOP Statement On Primary Election Night

HARRISBURG –  Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding Pennsylvania’s Primary Election results.

“Today, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians voiced their public support for Pat Toomey’s re-election,” Gleason said. “Pat Toomey is a strong leader who has fought to lower taxes, create jobs and  keep our nation safe. We will be happy to contrast this with Democrat Katie McGinty’s self-serving revolving door career, long record of ethics problems and far-left agenda that is in lockstep with her Democratic party bosses but out of touch with Pennsylvania families.

“Congratulations to John Rafferty on earning the Republican nomination for Attorney General. For the past four years, Pennsylvanians have watched as a Democrat has brought shame and humiliation to the office of Attorney General as well as our Commonwealth. Pennsylvanians deserve a clean break from the abject failures we’ve recently seen from our Attorney General, and John Rafferty has the experience and integrity we need from our top law enforcement official.

“I want to congratulate Donald Trump on his victory in today’s Republican Primary. The enthusiasm for the Republican Party in Pennsylvania has reached historic levels over the past few months, as voters are looking to move past the failed policies of President Obama and Hillary Clinton.

“Our Party is also proud to congratulate a number of Republican nominees for Congress, the State Senate and State House. These men and women will be tasked with sharing the Republican message of individual freedom and economic opportunity to voters throughout our Commonwealth, and we look forward to supporting you in the weeks and months ahead.

“Today, Republican voters elected 54 local candidates to represent their interests as Delegates to our National Convention in Cleveland. These 54 Republican Delegates are tasked with the important privilege of representing the interests of their fellow Pennsylvanians at the National Convention, and I thank them for their efforts.

“This election also marks the first Primary for the 145,700 Pennsylvanians who’ve joined the Republican Party since November 2015, a historic figure that shows momentum is clearly on our side. I want to welcome our new Republican voters to the Party, and thank them for taking an active role in our political process.”