About 60 people attended a rally in Pennsylvania’s state capital on Saturday for Doug Mastriano, the Trump-endorsed Republican nominee for governor in the state.
According to HuffPost, Mastriano posted a video urging his supporters to come to his “big rally” and was expecting about 2,000 people to show up.
However on the day of the event, only about 60 people showed up. One of the event organizers blamed Facebook and other big tech companies for “shadow banning” the rally.
Mastriano is a far-right state senator and a retired Army colonel, who rose to prominence by leading protests against COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and supporting the movement to overturn the 2020 presidential election. He was also seen outside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection.
With the elections being fewer than two months away, Mastriano’s campaign is still short on cash and he hasn’t had an ad on television since May. The Republican Governors Association (RGA) is not planning on intervening in the race to bail him out because they believe he is a lost cause.
“We don’t fund lost causes and we don’t fund landslides. You have to show us something, you have to demonstrate that you can move numbers and you can raise resources,” co-chair of the RGA Gov. Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.) told the New York Times about Mastriano earlier this year.