Have you been watching the local news lately? If so, then you are probably already aware of the upcoming Pennsylvania gubernatorial elections.
While on your way to school, you’ve probably seen a couple of ‘Rob McCord’ signs hanging on a house window. Or perhaps you’ve stumbled up upon a ‘Tom Wolf’ bumper sticker. Yes, it is election time again in Pennsylvania, and liberal Philadelphia wants to see some change.
All the candidates for the democratic primary seem mostly alike. For one, they’re all anti-Corbett. And who could blame them? Governor Tom Corbett, and his conservative team, has done nothing but anger Philadelphians for his support of the oil and gas industry, his preserving of gay marriage laws, and of course, his cutting of public education.
Education and economy seems to be a trendy conversation amongst our democratic nominees. State treasurer, Rob McCord, for example wants to improve the economic struggles of Pennsylvanians, and wants to help every child in the Commonwealth have a fair opportunity to succeed.
U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania, Allyson Schwartz, is primarily focused on kindergarteners. Environmentalist, Kathleen McGinty, wants to reduce class sizes in k-12 schools to a maximum of twentyfive kids. Businessman, Tom Wolf, wants to increase state funding. And everybody is as liberal as they come.
It seems like at this point it’s a waiting game. Every candidate seems to be on Philadelphia’s side, but which one is most suitable for office? Who will be the first candidate to crack? The primary democrats seem to be talking a lot, but now it is time to see if they can walk. Or if not walk, fund schools.
I’m not looking for the candidate who is most liberal, I’m looking for the candidate who can take out Corbett. The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election will not take place until November 4, 2014, but the primaries are just around the corner.
Thus far I have high hopes for either McCord or Wolf. To me they seem most capable of running the state.
However, regardless of who wins the primaries, this election is going to be a tight finish. Pennsylvania overall is generally a red state, and I don’t think many opinions were changed since the last election. What I mean by this, is that Corbett, though unpopular with most Philadelphians, could possibly become our 2015 governor of Pennsylvania.