The Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs, an influential Pennsylvania group which promotes free markets, has withdrawn its support for Bill McSwain in the Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial contest and is now urging support for Lou Barletta. Barletta, a former mayor and congressman, has been at or near the top of every public poll released in the campaign. The GOP primary election is Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Barletta today issued the following statement:
“I thank Commonwealth Partners for their support and welcome them to the fight to select a Republican candidate who can both win the primary and defeat Democrat Josh Shapiro. There is so much at stake in this election, we cannot nominate a Republican standard bearer who cannot bring home a victory in November. We have a chance to reverse the terrible policies of the Wolf administration, revitalize the economy, unleash our energy resources, tackle crime and illegal immigration, restore parental involvement in schools, and ensure our children are not stuck in failing schools by promoting school choice. But to accomplish all this, we must move forward with a Republican candidate who can win in November. I thank Commonwealth Partners for joining the many conservative leaders who have given us momentum in the closing days, helping to clarify that we are the only campaign that can unite the Republican Party and beat Josh Shapiro.”