By Jim Melwert
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —– This race for Pennsylvania Governor has been the most expensive race for the commonwealth’s top office.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Begin Cracking Down On ATVs, Dirt Bikes Just 2 Days After City Closes Loophole
According to polls, a 60-year-trend could end with this race, as since 1954 the Pennsylvania governor office’s has alternated parties every 8 years.
But incumbent governor Tom Corbett has trailed by a sizable margin for most of the campaign.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For Missing 73-Year-Old Irvin Groce
His supporters are working to defend his record on education funding, and they point to his efforts to avoid tax and fee hikes, and to create jobs.
But he’s been heavily criticized for his reluctance to push for an extraction tax on natural gas companies.MORE NEWS: Starr Restaurant Group Canvasses Rittenhouse Square For Employees, Offering Signing Bonus To New Hires
This as he tries to paint his opponent, businessman Tom Wolf, as a tax-and-spend liberal. Wolf says he plans to shift the tax burden to higher income earners, while easing the burden on middle class tax payers — a plan that’s come under fire for being too vague.