Harrisburg, PA – The favorites to become the Pennsylvania GOP’s 2018 nominees for U.S. senator and governor are unabashed supporters of Trump.

That’s a big change from last year, when Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey ran for re-election as a critic of Trump.

Scott Wagner, who is running for governor, and Congressman Lou Barletta, who is running for U.S. Senate, say they see supporting Trump as a safe bet with voters rather than a risky campaign companion.