Live this morning, from the CBS Broadcast Center — Breakfast With the Candidates. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf will face one hour of questions in the only Philadelphia debate.
State Representative Metcalfe On Gov. Corbett: ‘I Don’t Think He Knows How To Lead Behind A Microphone, Which He’s Proven’
Chris Stigall talked with State Representative Daryl Metcalfe, from Pennsylvania’s 12th Legislative District, about tensions among Republicans in the legislature and Governor Tom Corbett’s chances for re-election in November.
Chris discussed an op-ed in the Advocate on Kathryn Knott, schools in Delaware struggling to cope with an influx of immigrants, and the latest revelations on the White House fence jumper. He talked to Dick Morris at 7:20 and State Representative Daryl Metcalfe at 8:20.
“It is critical for the governor to get this information in front of him so that he can make an informed determination on next steps,” said the governor’s communications director.
Chris talked about the media coverage of the gay couple assaulted in Center City, Shaneen Allen being offered pre-trial intervention, and President Obama’s address of the threat posed by ISIL at the United Nations. He also welcomed the Eagles Cheerleaders into the studio at 8:35.
A new poll shows Governor Corbett is making little progress in cutting down the commanding lead held by his Democratic challenger, Tom Wolf.
After an emotionally charged debate, Pennsylvania state senators passed legislation to legalize several forms of medical marijuana.
The $2 surtax will only be collected in Philadelphia, and the funds will go to the city’s struggling school district.
Chris discussed the beginning of the bombing campaign against Syria, President Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio addressing climate change at the United Nations, and the charges filed against three members of a group that assaulted a gay couple in Center City. He talked to John Hayward from Human Events at 7:00, and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine at 8:00.
Wolf’s visit to a popular lounge in Hunting Park was billed as a “Latinos for Wolf” kickoff rally, and it coincided with National Voter Registration Day.
Former Secret Service Agent, Dan Bongino joins Chris to talk about the recent incidents of fence jumping at the White House. Corbett and other Harrisburg law makers are gearing up to increase taxes on cigarettes. Eagles General Manager, Howie Roseman joins Chris to talk about the birds.
Corbett cast himself as the candidate who will resist increasing government spending and repeatedly questioned where Wolf would find the money to raise the state’s share of public school spending to 50 percent, plus meet other priorities. For his part, Wolf sought to frame Corbett as failing to capably steer the state’s economy and government finances, while he cut critical funding for public schools.
The survivalist charged in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks 10 days ago will be caught, Gov. Tom Corbett vowed Monday as a police official said authorities believe they are hot on his trail.
Democrat Tom Wolf is heading into the final seven weeks of Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial election with a $1.5 million cash advantage over the Republican he’s trying to unseat, Gov. Tom Corbett.
The campaign is on track to cost more than $60 million, including spending by the three candidates Wolf beat in May’s four-way Democratic Party primary election.