GOP nominee for Pennsylvania governor under fire for ties to white nationalist site

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano celebrates his victory in the Republican primary for governor on May 17, 2022, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. (Steven M. Falk/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for Pennsylvania governor, is facing intense criticism for his ties to a far-right social media site, Gab, that traffics in white nationalist rhetoric and whose founder has made overtly antisemitic comments in recent days.

Mastriano, who will face a Jewish Democrat on the ballot in November, paid the site $5,000 for “campaign consulting” in April ahead of the state’s May 17 primary. Since Media Matters for America, a liberal group, first surfaced the expenditure in April, Mastriano has evaded growing concerns about his association to the site.

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Rambo

What does this article have in it that’s an issue for the north country? Another push by the left wing media which has no proof that it’s even true !!

Jerry Moore Staff
Jerry Moore

In case you overlooked it, this article is filed on our website under the "Nation and World" heading. You obviously went to the trouble to go to this part of our website (which means you have an interest in national and world news) and were drawn to read the story. It will very likely appeal to many other readers as well.

And here's something else you may have missed: Media Matters for America (as reported by The Washington Post) provided documentation that Doug Mastriano paid Gab $5,000 for campaign consulting; his campaign made this claim in its financial reporting. So you're incorrect that there's no proof this story is true. Doug Mastriano provided the proof himself.

Jerry Moore

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Watertown Daily Times

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