Former Republican Senate candidate David McCormick said he is “strongly considering” a second bid for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania after failed Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano announced he would not enter the 2024 Senate race.
“At this time, we have decided not to run for the U.S. Senate, but to continue to serve in Harrisburg,” Mastriano said on Thursday.
“We’re going to continue to grow our statewide network across the state in every county. We’re going to continue to be relevant,” Mastriano said about he and his wife Rebbie’s grassroots efforts.
Mastriano received nearly 800,000 fewer votes than Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro (D) in the 2022 midterm election. Republican Party officials were concerned Mastriano would run for Senate in 2024, despite his loss to Shapiro and electability issues.
McCormick, who came in second place in the Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary, said he is “strongly considering” a second Senate campaign, this time hoping to unseat Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA).