A top GOP candidate for Pa. governor campaigned at an event promoting QAnon and conspiracy theories about 9/11
Doug Mastriano. (US Army photo)

When candidates for public office indulge in conspiracy theories like QAnon, it’s often with a wink and a nod. But just weeks before Pennsylvania’s May 17 primary election, such ideas are being promoted in plain sight. And high-profile Republican candidates for statewide office are treating talk of a “global satanic blood cult” like regular campaigning. Last week in Gettysburg, a far-right Christian conference called “Patriots Arise for God and Country” drew state Sen. Doug Mastriano, a GOP front-runner for Pennsylvania governor; Teddy Daniels, a candidate for lieutenant governor; Maryland gub...