HARRISBURG, May 15, 2022—Today, Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs (CP), a membership association representing employers and employees across Pennsylvania, endorsed former U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta for governor.
“It’s become abundantly clear in recent days that nominating Lou Barletta for governor is Republicans’ best chance to defeat Josh Shapiro in November,” stated Commonwealth Partners President and CEO Matt Brouillette.
“Months ago, Commonwealth Partners began cautioning of the dangers of nominating Doug Mastriano, as he would not be able to win the swing voters necessary to win in November,” Brouillette continued. “No other organization has come close to spending the millions our connected political action committee has spent to educate voters about the dangers of a Mastriano nomination.
“Unfortunately, although Mastriano is garnering support from less than 30% of likely primary voters, given the large field of candidates, this could be enough to secure him the nomination.
“At the end of the day, Commonwealth Partners is about a cause, not about a particular candidate. That’s why today, we are endorsing Lou Barletta for governor, and it’s why we will continue our call for Bill McSwain and Dave White to withdraw from the race and do the same for the good of our commonwealth and our country.”
Matt Brouillette is available for further comment. Contact Gina Diorio at email@example.com to arrange an interview.
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Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs is an independent, non-partisan, 501(c)(6) membership organization dedicated to improving the economic environment and educational opportunities in Pennsylvania.