DGA Launches Ads In Local Newspapers Doug Mastriano Dodged

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As Doug Mastriano is still dodging press on his “No Comment Express” tour, the DGA has been running ads in local newspapers across Pennsylvania where Mastriano has refused to answer questions about his dangerous record.

“The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) has decided to comment where none is forthcoming from Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, Doug Mastriano,” PoliticsPA reported.

The ads ran in various outlets, including the Sharon Herald, Erie Times-News, and Meadville Tribune. Each ad included a direct quote from the newspaper it ran in showcasing how Mastriano hid from its reporters.

Throughout his “No Comment Express” tour, Mastriano has consistently refused to answer questions — and even resorted to “physically block[ing]” and literally running away from reporters across the state. Meanwhile, Mastriano has spent more time appealing to the far-right fringe on Steve Bannon’s War Room, a QAnon branded podcast, and other extreme right-wing outlets in front of violent extremists, antisemites, and white supremacists like Gab’s CEO Andrew Torba.

As the ads detail, Pennsylvanians deserve answers from Mastriano on important questions, including:

  • Doug Mastriano has said banning abortion is his “number one issue,” and he wants to outlaw it with no exceptions for rape, incest, or the life of the mother. Will an abortion ban be his first bill as governor?
  • Why did Doug Mastriano decide to pay Gab — a “haven” for white supremacists — thousands of dollars to recruit their extremist followers to join his campaign?

“Doug Mastriano is the most dangerous gubernatorial candidate in Pennsylvania history, so it’s no surprise he’s dodging questions on his ties with antisemitic extremists, his involvement in the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, and his devastating plan to ban abortion with no exceptions,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “While Mastriano continues his ‘No Comment Express,’ these ads  in local newspapers that he ignored directly show Pennsylvanians how Mastriano is already leaving them behind in pursuit of his extreme agenda.”