WASHINGTON — Election Day is in just four weeks, but Pennsylvania Republicans are doing everything they can to avoid public scrutiny of their disastrous governing record. Republicans across the state declined to attend the nonpartisan Pennsylvania League of Women Voters forums in their districts, citing “scheduling conflicts.”
“If I were a Pennsylvania Republican I’d probably hide from voters too,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “They have nothing to offer their constituents except for obstructionism and their failed record. We’re going to flip the General Assembly blue so that Governor Wolf has strong legislative partners to work on moving Pennsylvania forward.”
Pennsylvania Republicans are sounding the alarm in the final weeks of the campaign as they scramble to salvage their fragile majorities. Democrats flipped over a dozen seats in 2018 and need just nine more in the House and four in the Senate to win majorities this year.
Instead of working to tackle the public health crisis, Pennsylvania Republicans have spread dangerous misinformation and have constantly challenged Governor Wolf’s public health restrictions. Severalmembers have tested positive for the coronavirus, recklessly exposing their colleagues and forcing them to cancel session, and an investigation published yesterday revealed the lengths to which the GOP went to undermine public health restrictions during the early days of the pandemic.
Both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly are top targets in the DLCC’s unprecedented $50 million “Flip Everything” campaign to win legislative majorities across the country. Since Trump’s election, the DLCC has flipped more than 450 seats and 10 chambers from red to blue.