Pennsylvania Governor Race
One day after Governor Corbett was in town to announce an advance of funds for the troubled School District of Philadelphia, his Democratic opponent in the upcoming election, Tom Wolf, made a campaign stop in Northeast Philadelphia.
Visiting Chandler Bat Company, in Norristown, the challenger in the governor’s race took a swing at Corbett’s leadership skills.
Challengers turned up the heat on frontrunner Tom Wolf this week, during a pair of debates among the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for governor of Pennsylvania.
“People should take a selfie and they should tweet it with the hashtag #IamPreK,” said the head of the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children at their annual conference.
Outside the American Legion hall where he spoke, 100 school advocates chanted “One-term Tom,” blasting his education funding.
Gov. Tom Corbett addressed his supporters inside a museum in Pittsburgh. Outside, members of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers called out the governor for, in particular, his cuts to education.
The two-term mayor of Pennsylvania’s third largest city says the renaissance that’s taking place in his city is what he can bring to Harrisburg as the state’s next governor.
Harper Polling, run by a former national Republican campaign strategist, finds that only 26 percent of those surveyed believe Corbett merits re-election.
It’s the second weekend in December, and a traditional event in New York brings with it political speculation.
“We have seen over the past year or two the gas industry expend enormous amounts of money on campaign contributions. And they have largely gotten their way with the Pennsylvania legislature.”