Scott Wagner and Paul Mango spent much of their primary campaigns slamming each other in TV and radio spots, while Laura Ellsworth just tried to gain traction in debates. "Then, we're going to Johnstown and then back to Pittsburgh", said Mango.
And Mango warned Wagner what would happen if he didn't take down his ads, the station said. "We all need to come together to do that". The polls tomorrow open at 7 a.m. He encouraged all his supporters to now vote for Wagner. "But we think we're a couple points ahead, to tell you the truth", said Mango.
Wagner, a waste-hauling millionaire, fashions himself as a garbage man coming to clean up a state government that chokes the economy with regulations and taxes. "I am the most conservative candidate in this race". "I know that all of us in this room who have fought for so long to replace our sitting governor are going to get behind whoever wins and are going to help the Republican Party win in November".
"Tonight is the culmination of over a year of hard work by our candidates, team and supporters".
The Braddock mayor's victory means he will run on a ticket with Gov. Wolf in the fall. "I would convene the county commissioners, both democrats and republicans, and say "let's roll up our sleeves" and let's establish a smaller budget based on the priorities of the people in your counties, not based on the special interest of those in Harrisburg".
Also in Pennsylvania, three local state lawmakers lost in their Primary races.