PENNSYLVANIA (June 13, 2022)—Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee and state Sen. Doug Mastriano announced the addition of a well known Republican operative to his general election campaign team Monday.
Jenna Ellis, who became a prominent member of the legal team that, both in and outside courtrooms, tried to put a legal veneer on former President Donald J. Trump’s claims that election fraud was rampant across American which contributed to denying him a second-term in office in late 2020, has been named a senior legal adviser to Mastriano’s 2022 gubernatorial campaign.
She has campaigned with Mastriano for months, but Monday’s announcement means Ellis now has a formal job with the campaign. It also comes as the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol brings renewed scrutiny to the Trump campaign’s efforts to overturn the election.
“Jenna Ellis was the first to endorse us and was a champion for our campaign during the Primary Election,” Mastriano, a leader of the election denial movement in Pennsylvania, said in a statement. “The talent, experience, and legal expertise Jenna brings will be an important factor in helping us defeat Josh Shapiro and the extreme Democrat agenda in November.”
Ellis called the race between Mastriano and Democrat Josh Shapiro, the state attorney general, “the most important in the country.”
“As Governor, Doug Mastriano will reinstate personal and economic freedom in Pennsylvania, and he’ll restore integrity to our elections,” she said in a statement. “I’m honored to do whatever I can to help him make that happen.”
After Ellis’ appointment she tweeted “Since Jenna Ellis is trending, join me in supporting @dougmastriano for Pennsylvania Governor!
Source: The Philadelphia Enquirer contributed to the article.