The Pennsylvania Republican Party split

The latest shake up within the Pennsylvania Republican Party leadership in the legislature shows just how fragile the party is, and that there is a splintering of Republican politicos. I am talking about Jake Corman defeating Dominic Pileggi for the Senate Majority Leader position in the state Senate.

Corman’s win shows that the Republican Party is going to become harder lined. Now I can hear those going on about how the PA GOP won the Senate and the House here in Pennsylvania, and to some Republicans they may feel that the party has a right to take a hardline conservative approach to policymaking. However, the state GOP should also factor in that they no longer have a rubber stamp within the Governor’s mansion.

The fracturing of the Republican Party in Pennsylvania can be seen as good for Democrats and bad for Republicans. It shows that the state GOP is vulnerable and that not everyone is willing to get along and play nice when it comes to state Republican Party leadership wishes, which further shows that the state GOP is vulnerable and that Governor elect Wolf has a chance to get victories on certain policy agenda points since not everyone is on the Senate Majority Leader Corman band wagon. So it may be that Senator Pileggi becomes a quick ally to Governor Elect Tom Wolf.  

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My name is Nicholas Sones, I am currently a student. My major is political science. My interest in politics began in either the 9th or 10th grade. I had a teacher, who like all teachers inspired me, we would debate in her classes, and discuss issues that were facing this nation. I guess the reason that I am interested in politics still is because I like most Americans understand that it all begins with a good education, and behind that education is a public school teacher. I’ve volunteered for many candidates including Joe Sestak (my first campaign), recently I served as the field director for John Hanger, and then when he dropped out, I went on to serve as field director for Tom Wolf!

I chose to write for the PA Progressive, because writing about politics is somewhat of a hobby and I hope to one day turn it into a career!