York County state Sen. Scott Wagner today threw his support behind a member of the lower state House, state Rep. Todd Stephens, for Pennsylvania Attorney General. But is there more to the endorsement?
Stephens is a third-term Republican state representative from Montgomery County where he worked for nearly a decade as an assistant district attorney, according to a news release. It’s a career that Wagner said makes him a “proven prosecutor.”
“I determine who to support based off of the same principles that are used in the private sector business world to find the best candidates — I look at experience and background,” Wagner said in the release. “Todd and I do not agree on every issue, but I know he will be a no-nonsense Attorney General who will keep us safe and stand up against anyone against who breaks the law.”
But there’s another Republican lawmaker from Montgomery County who not only also boats prosecutorial experience — as an assistant in the Attorney General’s office itself — but also serves in Wagner’s house, the state senate.
That man is state Sen. John Rafferty, who’s also running as the state’s top attorney.