Mike Turzai, Pennsylvania’s House speaker, is soliciting for the assistance of the Republicans to overcome the Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in the forthcoming election in 2018. He has decided to throw his candidacy intentions open in the coming months.
Revealing in a letter gotten by The Associated Press, Turzai made his governorship intention open to the Republican Party committee; he narrated his achievements in the House so far as a fundraiser as well a helping hand to other Republican candidates within Pennsylvania.
Turzai wrote that he has been advocating the Republican agenda for over ten years and didn’t need any focus groups to advise him on his principle neither does he want he want to buy the election with his wealth. He further took pride in his winning ability, not just in elections, but also in important policy battles. Turzai hopes to declare his intention formally during the summer or early falls.
Turzai is popular in Harrisburg, not just for his conservative fiscal stances, but also his support to have alternatives to public schools and effort to make the state liquor and wine system a private sector.
The Democratic governor, Wolf, is set to run for the second tenure of four years in the forthcoming election. At present, he has no declared opponent for the Democratic Party nomination. Contrary to the scenario in the Republican Party nomination, two GOP candidates are already up.
The two Republican governorship aspirants are the state Sen. Scott Wagner of York County, and the Political newbie Paul Mango who has been a longtime health care systems consultant and will announce his political intention on Wednesday.
The local Pittsburgh candidate, Turzai didn’t declare if he’d be resigning as a speaker before running for the election or not.
Who are these aspirants?
Turzai is a 57-year old lawyer and a one-time prosecutor in Allegheny County. He was first elected in 2001 into the house after an unsuccessful contest in 1998. In 2011, he became the GOP floor leader and a speaker in 2015.
Wanger is a 61-year-old who erected double municipal waste hauling firms and presently owns the $65 million Penn Waste operation. Wanger was rated as the first most conservative senator by the American Conservative Union. In his quest for conservative fiscal policy, he has always pointed out fellow Republicans or public sector labor unions that he sees as non-conservative.
Mango is a 58-year-old political newcomer. He has never run for any public position or granted an interview to air his views as regards politics. There is not much known about Mango’s wealth.