Pa. Republican Party chooses new chairman

Jim Melwert
July 12, 2019 - 2:04 pm
Lawrence J. Tabas

Courtesy of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party has a new chairman. 

Lawrence Tabas will take over the Pa. GOP in a deal that was struck on the eve of what was expected to be a contentious vote for either Tabas or Bernie Comfort.

As part of the deal, Comfort will remain vice-chair with the state party. That’s the role she had when former chairman Val Digiorgio suddenly resigned late last month, after he was accused of exchanging illicit texts with a woman who ran unsuccessfully for Philadelphia City Council.

Comfort will also chair Donald Trump’s re-election campaign in Pennsylvania.