Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis books a Pittsburgh appearance for Doug Mastriano


Sen. Doug Mastriano has booked a Republican A-lister to help boost his campaign for governor of Pennsylvania.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has committed, the Mastriano campaign announced Monday, to an Aug. 19 appearance with Mastriano in Pittsburgh. It’s part of a series of swing state rallies being organized ahead of the mid-term elections by the conservative advocacy group Turning Point Action, with other DeSantis stops scheduled for Arizona and Ohio.

It was not immediately clear if Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Senate nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz will be there.

DeSantis has been held up by Mastriano, the Republican state senator running against Attorney General Josh Shapiro to succeed Gov. Tom Wolf, at various stops this year as the kind of governor whose policies he’d like to emulate, and the two have shared battle scars from being early and outspoken objectors to many of the…

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