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Doug Mastriano Admits To Spending Campaign Cash on January 6 Insurrection

Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, Doug Mastriano, has spent nearly $1,000 in additional campaign donations on bus travel and supplies for the January 6 insurrection.

This is just the latest bad headline for Mastriano, who is facing a damaging onslaught of revelations about his embarrassingly poor judgment. 

He has been subpoenaed by the U.S. House for his attempts to illegally overturn the 2020 election. One of his opponents in the race, Jake Cormancalled for an investigation into Mastriano’s potential violations of campaign finance law. And instead of focusing on the problems impacting Pennsylvania families, one of Mastriano’s most recent bills would instead force pharmacists to sell unproven medication that conspiracy theorists believe cures COVID-19.

The American Independent: Pennsylvania governor candidate subpoenaed over Jan. 6 spent more on buses, report says

By Nick Vachon | March 2, 2022

  • “Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano has been subpoenaed by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.”
  • “Doug Mastriano, a Pennsylvania state senator running for the Republican nomination for governor, spent $1,000 more than was previously known on bus trips that took place around the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Mastriano, who was a scheduled speaker at the “Stop the Steal” rally that preceded the riot, expensed three charges for “bus reservations” totaling $3,354 to his state Senate campaign in late December 2020.”
  • “Amended campaign finance filings from February of this year reveal that Mastriano failed to disclose two additional bus-related payments: a $225 expense paid to Wolf Bus Lines, the company that the previously disclosed reservations were made through, for “Bus trip parking fees,” and a $709 payment made to BJ Brink of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, for “food supplies for Bus.””
  • “Mastriano’s amended filings have raised other questions as well. They reveal that he raised $1 million, nearly twice the $550,000 he had disclosed, and spent 15 times more than was previously known. State Senate Leader Jake Corman, another candidate for governor, tried to get District Attorney Matt Fogal, the district attorney of Mastriano’s home county, Franklin County, to investigate whether Mastriano had committed perjury and violated state campaign finance laws by not disclosing the nearly half-million dollar difference.”
  • “A recent poll of likely Republican primary voters found Mastriano narrowly trailing Barletta 24% to 20%, with Corman at a distant third place with 5% of the likely vote.”

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