Koch-backed conservative activist group backs Scott Wagner for Pa. governor

August 9, 2018

Americans for Prosperity staffer Chris Saterstad (left) works to convince Bucks County resident Eric Oelschlegel to oppose Democrat Katie McGinty for Senate in 2016. (BEVERLY SCHAEFER/ For the Inquirer)

Julian Routh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In its first major move in support of a candidate in Pennsylvania this cycle, the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity announced Thursday it will support Scott Wagner in his campaign to unseat Gov. Tom Wolf this November.

The self-proclaimed grassroots free-market advocacy group, deeply entrenched in conservative politics, will canvass, make phone calls and run paid advertisements backing the Republican nominee and state senator, while highlighting the “failed policy record” of the Democratic Wolf, according to a release.

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