The four Democratic candidate for governor have spent $30 million so far during the primary campaign, with nearly 60 percent of the dollars going to buy TV time for their political ads. Tom Ferrick examines the spending — and the big givers — in advance of the May 20 Primary Election.
Rob McCord has aired an ad criticizing Tom Wolf, his opponent for the Democratic nomination for governor, of acting improperly by supporting a man who was a racist. Solomon Jones examines the case and says that Wolf should stand up and address the issues raised by the ad.
The four Democratic candidates for governor outdid themselves in promising more, more, more for public education if they are elected. As Tom Ferrick explains, promising is the easy part when it comes to the difficult and expensive issues surrounding state support for education.
If a Democrat beats Gov. Tom Corbett, how will he or she get their agenda through a conservative, Republican-controlled legislature? As Peter Durantine writes, it won’t be easy but it will help if the governor uses the playbook written by Gov. Ed Rendell. A “How to..” on getting things done in Harrisburg.
It looks like Sen. Leanna Washington was determined to test the limits of that question, given her indictment last week for using state employees for political purposes. Tom Ferrick examines the case and how it came to be.