ICYMI: VIDEO: WGAL: Wagner’s Running Mate and Fellow Republicans Distance Themselves After Unhinged, Violent Rant

* Lieutenant Governor Candidate Jeff Bartos: “I’m glad that he apologized and I agree with him that that wasn’t the right thing to say.”

* Republican Congressman Lloyd Smucker: “Probably given a do-over on that you may not use those words again.”

* Republican Congressman Scott Perry: “It’s important that our messages are civil with each other. Even though we might disagree on policy, we need to remain civil.”


WATCH: https://youtu.be/3LJ9FLUOhI4

TRANSCRIPT:

ANCHOR: In this morning’s commitment 2018 coverage, several Republican candidates rallied the faithful at last night’s annual Party Dinner in York County.

ANCHOR 2: WGAL News 8’s Beccah Hendrickson was there.

HENDRICKSON: Three weeks out from the midterms, an array of GOP candidates spent the night in York County campaigning for the party.

BARTOS: Tens of thousands of supporters that we know we have in York County and in the surrounding counties which is really the heart of our campaign.

HENDRICKSON: The top of the party ticket in PA was present only in his running-mate who recognized the ticket is catching national heat after Scott Wagner’s comments to incumbent Governor Wolf on the race last week.

WAGNER: … because I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes because I’m going to win this for the state of Pennsylvania.

BARTOS: I’m glad that he apologized and I agree with him that that wasn’t the right thing to say.

HENDRICKSON: In the now split district both congressman Smucker and Perry, who are up for re-election, both said they disagreed with the rhetoric.

SMUCKER: Probably given a do-over on that you may not use those word again.

PERRY: It’s important that our messages are civil with each other. Even though we might disagree on policy, we need to remain civil.

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