Pennsylvania GOP Candidate: ‘We Have To Be A Christian Army’ | GOP candidate Diana Irey Vaughan spoke to ACTION, a conservative Christian activist group, in Lancaster County this weekend, to explain why she is running for state treasurer of Pennsylvania. Though she claimed she was reluctant to run for office, she “took it as a sign from God” when she collected the required 1,000 signatures to get on the ballot. Vaughan declared, “We have to be a Christian army. We have to fight to return to a Christian nation.” Vaughan is running against Democratic incumbent Robert McCord after five terms as the only woman to ever serve as Washington County Commissioner. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-PA), author of Pennsylvania’s now defunct voter ID law, was also expected to speak but postponed his talk until ACTION’s January meeting, after the November election.