Washington Examiner Editor-in-Chief Hugo Gurdon told Maria Bartiromo that Republicans in Pennsylvania "are really worried that [Kathy] Barnette might come through and spoil it for them."

Gurdon joined Mornings with Maria on Fox Business Monday to discuss the heated GOP Senate primary in Pennsylvania, which remains in somewhat of a tie between several candidates.


"It is a very, very tight race, Maria, and the Republicans are very worried about it," he told the host. "The state party is extremely cross with Donald Trump for having supported [state Sen. Doug] Mastriano in the governor’s race, because they think that’s going to help Barnette, who’s a really unknown quantity."

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Gurdon also noted questions about the candidate's past, telling Bartiromo, "She claimed to have voted for Trump in 2016, and state records show that that probably isn’t the case."

"She claimed to have done 10 years in the military with officer training school, looks like that isn’t the case either," he added.

Many people, he said, "feel she simply cannot win in November, and that’s going to hand the Senate seat to the Democrats."

According to Gurdon, vicious attack ads between David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz may have "turned a few people off" from supporting either one.

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Nonetheless, he reiterated that Republicans in the state are worried about a possible victory for Barnette due to her mysterious past.