With the GOP Senate primary too close to call as of press time, all three front-runners sought out Trump’s endorsement or ran as a Trumpian Republican, Conway said on “Hannity.”
The same was true for many in the governor’s race, where State Sen. Doug Mastriano of Gettysburg was projected the winner by the Associated Press.
Mastriano received Trump’s endorsement and called his margin a “mandate more massive than Dick Thornburgh’s” ahead of the general election, during remarks at his Chambersburg campaign headquarters.
Thornburgh won in 1978 during Biden-like economic turmoil under President Carter, and similarly without the PA-GOP endorsing a candidate in the primary, Mastriano said Tuesday.
He faced pro-Trump ex-Rep. Lou Barletta and U.S. Attorney William McSwain among others.
On the Senate side, Kathy Barnette, Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick all hoped for Trump’s endorsement, while the former president ultimately chose Oz, Conway noted on “Hannity.”
“The other two still were touting their connections to President Trump, to the America-First Agenda, to their time with him… That doesn’t happen on the Democratic side,” she said, referring to Barnette and McCormick.
“This is really reflection of what’s going on with the two political parties and their heads right now,” she said.
Conway pointed out that the eventual Democratic Senate primary winner, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, did not seem to embrace Biden the way the GOP candidates embraced Trump.