Wagner Campaign Statement On Southeast Caucus Straw Poll Victory
2018 Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner today won the Republican State Committee Southeast Caucus straw poll. Wagner’s win is his fourth out of the four straw polls that have been conducted during the party’s endorsement process so far. With more total votes than any candidate, Wagner is just 45 votes shy of the threshold to clinch the State Committee’s nomination.
“Today, Scott continued his steady march toward earning the party’s endorsement on February 10,” said Campaign Manager Jason High. “By adding the Southeast to his ongoing sweep of State Committee caucuses, Scott is demonstrating that his outsider candidacy has strong support in multiple corners of the Commonwealth. A vast majority of party leaders realize that Scott is the only candidate who possesses the toughness and the bold ideas required to defeat Tom Wolf in the general election and Scott is looking forward to growing that group two weeks from now.”
During the first three straw polls, Wagner received 91 out of a potential 140 votes. (Central – 62 , Northeast – 18, NECRA – 11). The Southwest and Northwest Caucuses will conclude the State Committee straw polls and will take place on the weekend of February 3.