New PAC involved in state Senate contest

Published by Kate Giammarise on .

Sen. Scott Wagner, R-York, the state senate's newest member -- and an outspoken one at that -- has formed a new PAC and is already weighing in on a race in the western corner of the state.

Mr. Wagner's Reform PA PAC has sent mailers in support of Camera Bartolotta, a Republican challenger seeking to unseat incumbent Democrat Tim Solobay, D-Canonsburg, in the 46th district, which covers Greene and parts of Washington and Beaver counties.

Observers have already predicted this contest could get expensive.

Mr. Wagner, a business owner who took office in April after a special election where he won as a write-in candidate, has spent big on supporting what he considers pro-business candidates in the past.

Mr. Wagner said the PAC could be involved in other Senate races but he expects it will be focused on this contest. Republicans hold a narrow 27-23 majority in the state Senate, an edge Democrats are hoping to erase or narrow this November.

Mr. Wagner said he believes Ms. Bartolotta is an excellent candidate and will bring her small business knowledge and independent thinking to Harrisburg.

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