(Protesters also managed to interrupt the closed-door event.) This year, Vice President Pence will address the same gathering. There are already four Republicans vying to replace Gov.

The state has several major races in play in 2018 — including governor and lieutenant governor, all 18 congressional seats and the U. Wolf: lawyer Laura Ellsworth, businessman Paul Mango, House Speaker Mike Turzai – all from Allegheny County – and state Sen. Wolf, Wagner and Mango are all expected to host receptions in New York this weekend.

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Ceisler said the changes of venue and date this year created uncertainty about attendance.

Another popular party not on the list this year: one traditionally held on Friday night by Philadelphia labor leader John Dougherty.

In big election years, politicians and candidates — and reporters — flock to the city to attend receptions, shake hands and, more importantly, raise campaign cash.

Two years ago, then-candidate Donald Trump, eager to win the Keystone State, was the featured speaker for a Friday morning gathering of Pennsylvania Republicans at New York City.

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But Dougherty said Wednesday that he stopped throwing the bash a few years ago, because “the party got so big, it outgrew us.” He said he is not going this year.