PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Republican Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale is tossing his hat in the ring for governor in 2022, and his brother is joining him on the ticket.
Gale appeared to be trying to build statewide support, as his Twitter feed is filled with photos of gatherings across Pennsylvania — meetings he calls “Cups of Joe.”
It’s not the first time Gale has dipped his toe in a statewide race. He tried to run for lieutenant governor in 2018 but was forced off the ballot because he didn’t meet the age requirement.
His brother, Sean Gale, is running for the U.S. Senate. In their words, they need to avoid “establishment puppets or fake conservatives.”
It’s also not the first time the Gale brothers have run together on the same ticket. They both ran for county commissioner in 2019. Sean Gale lost in the primary, while Joe Gale won re-election.
Sean Gale ran Joe Gale’s campaign when he bucked the Montgomery County Republican Committee and won the minority seat on the county Board of Commissioners.
Joe Gale is best known for stoking controversy. His recent headlines include a censure by fellow county commissioners for labeling the Black Lives Matter movement as a “left-wing hate group.” He was also sued for violating sunshine laws by deleting negative comments on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.