While the economy has been the top concern for Pennsylvania voters, concerns about COVID-19 have all but disappeared.
The impact of inflation and a spike in gas prices making their financial effects felt in the wallets of the public has made what was a live and passionate issue a year ago an afterthought today.
The change does not affect all candidates equally; Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano rose to prominence in Republican circles and won the primary partially due to his strong opposition to pandemic-related restrictions.
Democratic nominee Josh Shapiro defended Gov. Tom Wolf’s decisions to close schools and mandate masking, but as concerns about COVID-19 fell, he pivoted. Read more…