Speaker Turzai Joining Governor Race?
Republican state House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) made his pitch for support from the Republican Party to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2018. Two GOP candidates are already in the mix for the Republican Party’s nomination. They include state Sen. Scott Wagner of York County and political newcomer Paul Mango, a longtime former health care systems consultant from Pittsburgh. This should make for an interesting dynamic as lawmakers and the governor work toward another state budget. All 203 state House members and half of the state Senate (25 seats) will be on the ballot in 2018.