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Mon May 23, 2022, 05:49 PM

How Doug Mastriano built a grassroots movement on election denial, Christianity and Facebook

(link) https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-state/2022/05/23/doug-mastriano-for-governor-2022-pennsylvania-election-fraud-abortion-stance-views-january-6-capitol-insurrection-josh-shapiro/stories/202205220179

Spotlight article published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By STEPHEN CARUSO AND ETHAN EDWARD COSTON
Spotlight PA
May 23, 2022

HARRISBURG — Two years ago, one Republican operative responded to the thought of a Doug Mastriano gubernatorial run with: “Seriously?”

Now, despite last-minute efforts by Republican insiders, he is Pennsylvania’s GOP nominee for governor.

The 58-year-old, arch-conservative state senator and retired Army colonel won 44% of the vote Tuesday, according to unofficial results, defying the last-minute efforts of top consultants and party bigwigs to cast him as unelectable against Democratic nominee Josh Shapiro.

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He also was a middling fundraiser, raising just $1.5 million — fifth-most in the GOP field, but almost all from individual, small-dollar donors. And he garnered just a handful of endorsements from state GOP officials, instead racking up endorsements from former Trump administration officials, such as former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

So Mr. Mastriano’s win, insiders told Spotlight PA, cannot be attributed to prolific fundraising or institutional support, but to a grassroots movement slowly built through sharing those beliefs in earnest social media videos and during intimate gatherings, often in speeches riddled with sarcasm, historical allusions, and attacks on his perceived enemies in the media and across the political spectrum.


- MUCH MORE at link -

Mastriano is implicated in the Jan.6th investigation and he was named on a subpoena to turn over documents or appear for questioning. His activities in "Big Lie" coup have yet to be fully explained to the voters of Pennsylvania. Things should get very interesting before next November!


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Mon May 23, 2022, 05:57 PM

1. They still don't get it. He worked religious circuits, families, and small business networks

I know because I heard about this early last fall. He was giving lectures to small groups all over the state. Republican families are a phalanx. Activate one it leads to the butcher, the mechanic, the carpenter, the insurance agent and all their families as well. That's why Fetterman may have the right strategy. Shake loose 6% of those and he's just about there, if Democrats turnout.

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Tue May 24, 2022, 09:39 AM

2. Both democrats and republicans will turn out for Fetterman.

This guy is so scary and that will all come out during the campaign.

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