In the effort to secure a pivotal Senate seat in the state of Pennsylvania in 2024, the state’s GOP is focused on avoiding a repeat of the crowded and contentious primary from the previous year.
The Pennsylvania Republican committee members have unanimously endorsed Dave McCormick as their nominee to face off against Democratic Sen. Bob Casey.
The outcome of this race holds significant importance, potentially determining whether the GOP regains control of the Senate. (Trending: Woman Raised in USSR Says Biden’s DOJ Acts Like KGB)
Pennsylvania is a consequential state and Bob Casey has been an inconsequential Senator. pic.twitter.com/0KQ38ffDie
— Dave McCormick (@DaveMcCormickPA) October 2, 2023
“I am deeply humbled to receive the unanimous endorsement of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. United as one, Republicans across Pennsylvania will win. We will defeat Bob Casey and bring strong leadership to Washington on behalf of the commonwealth,” McCormick said.
The endorsement from the Pennsylvania GOP is expected to shield McCormick from a contentious and crowded contest for the 2024 GOP Senate nomination.
In the previous primary, McCormick lost to Dr. Mehmet Oz, who secured a late endorsement from former President Donald Trump and went on to win the primary. He lost the general election to Democrat John Fetterman. (Trending: Trump Makes The Biggest Promise Of His Political Career)
“It’s a gut check,” McCormick said.
McCormick received approval from the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
I’m running for U.S. Senate to give Pennsylvanians the leadership our state deserves.
Together, we can ensure America’s best days are ahead. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/buVgYviz5k
— Dave McCormick (@DaveMcCormickPA) September 23, 2023
On the Democratic side, Senator Bob Casey, who has a long history in Pennsylvania politics and is seeking his fourth Senate term, is not anticipated to encounter a significant primary challenge for the Democratic nomination.
McCormick spoke about Casey to the crowd and said, “one of the most consequential great states in this country, and we have one of the least consequential senators.”
He said Casey “has done virtually nothing” while in office.