ICYMI: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader – “[T]he Republican Party of Pennsylvania is alive and well and preparing for 2019 and 2020.”

Over the weekend, The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader ran a feature story on the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and Chairman Val DiGiorgio detailing the Party’s work on candidate recruitment, increasing voter turnout and engagement, and messaging as the PA GOP looks to elect Republicans over the next two election cycles and be a force for the President’s re-election bid in 2020.

Here are some of the highlights from the article, which can be read in its entirety HERE:

“We have to get back to our roots,” DiGiorgio said in a Friday interview at the Times Leader office. “We have to return to the days of Abraham Lincoln and be the true party of social justice.”


DiGiorgio said he was in Washington, D.C., Thursday to meet with the Trump campaign people to discuss the GOP plan for Pennsylvania in 2020.

“They were very happy that we are focused on 2020 so early,” DiGiorgio said. “We expect there will be thousands of volunteers for the campaign and we must appeal to a broader base.”


DiGiorgio said President Donald Trump has been making good on his 2016 campaign promises. He said the economy has improved, jobs are returning from overseas, he remains steadfast in wanting to build “the wall” to secure the southern border, he has gotten our allies to pay their fair share and he has appointed conservative judges to the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts.

“All that Democrats talk about is impeaching Trump,” DiGiorgio said. “That seems to be the only thing on their agenda, when there are real issues out there.”