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Democrats meet for last debate before election

May 12, 2014
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The four Democrats seeking the party's nomination to take on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the fall are meeting for their last scheduled debate in front of their biggest TV audience.

Monday night's hour-long debate at Drexel University is eight days before Pennsylvania's May 20 primary election. Drexel says 22 radio and TV stations are carrying the debate live.

Businessman and first-time candidate Tom Wolf has carried a strong lead in polls after he began airing daily campaign ads on TV long before state Treasurer Rob McCord, former environmental protection secretary Katie McGinty and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz started.

As of last week, Wolf's campaign had outspent his nearest competitor's by $5 million, thanks to his personal wealth. Corbett has no primary challenger, but his popularity in polls is stubbornly low.

 
 

 

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