GOP trying to recruit candidate to run against Trump-approved candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate race

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Despite just scoring an unlikely victory with Glenn Youngkin’s victory in Virginia on Tuesday, the Republican Party is already at odds with itself, at least in one pivotal race.

Instead of focusing on the important issues of the campaign, the Pennsylvania Republicans are trying to recruit a new candidate run for the Senate, despite the fact that there is already a strong candidate in the running who has been approved by President Trump.

The GOP’s favorite candidate is businessman and former Treasury Department official David McCormick.

McCormick would also be a fanatic: he lives in Connecticut, not Pennsylvania.

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Curious situation

Many Republicans running for office in 2022 are seeking the support of former President Donald Trump. In September, Trump passed the current Pennsylvania Senate candidate Sean Parnell.

However, Parnell is facing allegations of domestic abuse by his ex-wife in the midst of a custody battle. Parnell denied any errors, but the image is all in politics.

Interestingly, McCormick has his own ties to Trump. His wife Dina Powell McCormick served as Deputy National Security Advisor in the Trump administration.

The other declared candidate is Carla Sands, also linked to Trump. Sands served as ambassador to Denmark during the Trump administration.

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Do you take Trump?

David McCormick enters. He has a pretty impressive resume. He is from the Pittsburgh area, graduated from West Point, attended Army Ranger School, served in the Gulf War, and received a Bronze Star. He graduated from Princeton with a Ph.D. and served at the top level of the Treasury Department in the George W. Bush administration.

For his part, Parnell is an Army veteran who spent more than a year fighting in Afghanistan in the 10th Mountain Division.

Republicans will be looking for those who can do what he did, bring in independents, suburban voters and women, but also some cross-cutting Democrats who can’t square with the radical agenda touted by so many Democratic candidates.

The unspoken desire of the GOP leaders in Pennsylvania, however, is to do all this without Trump.

What the Republicans of Pennsylvania, or anywhere else, will not be able to escape from is the fact that Glenn Youngkin won thanks to the support of the Republican Party base, which still strongly supports Donald Trump.

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The best Republicans in the PA are all in

David McCormick gets enthusiastic comments from the top GOP of Pennsylvania officials who think he could get a win if he runs.

Pennsylvania Republican National Committeeman Christine Toretti said, “I think it would be the best shot we have for the Republican Party. I find your candidacy very intriguing. “

Former Republican State Party spokesman Greg Manz, also a veteran of both Trump campaigns, said, “David McCormick will quickly emerge as the favorite. His good faith in public policy is second to none and he will show off an extraordinary fundraising skill. “

It seems the GOP in general has some decisions to make when it comes to whether or not to try and squeeze Trump.

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