REF: Is Scott Martin a gutless candidate for governor?

by Robert E. Field

LNP, Dec. 11, 2021: “State Sen. Scott Martin is officially entering Pennsylvania’s 2022 race for governor Saturday, launching a campaign he hopes will rise above a crowded and well-funded Republican field by leaning on his relatability as a parent and small business owner and on his solid conservative legislative record…

“Another pivotal endorsement, of course, could be that of former President Donald Trump. Several candidates have angled for Trump’s endorsement and have toed the line between supporting Trump’s brand of populism — including his lies about rampant election fraud in Pennsylvania in 2020 — and focusing on traditional conservative policies.

“But Martin said he hasn’t asked Trump for his endorsement, and doesn’t have any plans to yet.”

Shortly after the 2020 election and then president Donald Trump’s outlandish assertion that he had won, I reached out to Scott Martin through Amber Green, his wife, and urged that Scott acknowledge that Joe Biden had won the election. I thought that would be an important public service and in the long run helpful for his career. I received no response.

My advice on political matters was sought, accepted and acknowledged by Dick Thornburg when he ran for Pennsylvania governor in 1978 and by Arlen Specter when he ran for Senator in 1980. My offer of campaign assistance was not accepted by a more recent and failed Democrat candidate for the U. S. Senate nomination.

Let’s see what happens to Scott for his nuzzling up to the former president and accused insurrectionist.


1 Comment

  1. Seems like the writer of this article is contradicting themselves. You quote LNP where they actually did interview Scott Martin and Mr. Martin notes he has no interest in asking Trump for his endorsement but because you claim you reached out to Mr. Martin not even directly but via his wife and you get no response? It is a bit suspect that you would have to contact an elected official’s wife instead of the elected official. Why didn’t you contact Mr. Martin directly? How do you even know his wife received your voice message or email? How would you even have any contact with his wife? That is very strange in itself. What you wrote makes no sense at all and it is clear you are another blogger that simply hates Trump and you are unable to even properly contact those you write about. Until you actually speak to or reach out to Mr. Martin directly for a comment, you are not being fair to your readers or this candidate. Seems this is about puff piece where you wish to make us all think you are important instead of having any real journalist integrity or merit. Even as a registered independent, I see how beneficial a Governor from Lancaster could be for us. I believe you need better writers for your website if you want this website to be viewed as a real news source. Seems your writers have no clout or ability to gain access to important people in our community. Sad. I’ve enjoyed your international articles but this article is shady at best. Contacting a candidate’s wife crosses the line if you really did even contact her.

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