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GOP Speaker Floated for 2018 Challenge

Tom Wolf opposes legalizing marijuana as a budget booster.

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Zach C. Cohen
April 3, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

State Speak­er Mike Turzai (R) “is lay­ing the ground­work for a pos­sible bid for Gov­ernor in 2018. … Turzai plans to launch a web­site and re­vamp his so­cial me­dia pro­file to re­flect his ex­plor­a­tion for Gov­ernor.”

“He will speak to­night at the Pennsylvania Lead­er­ship Con­fer­ence (PLC) Din­ner and give his vis­ion for Pennsylvania. Turzai will tout his con­ser­vat­ive ac­com­plish­ments while in the House and what he feels Pennsylvania needs to ac­com­plish next.” (Polit­ic­sPA)

“Pitt­s­burgh-based polit­ic­al agency Cold Spark Me­dia has con­firmed it’s work­ing with the Al­legheny County Re­pub­lic­an. Mark Har­ris, a part­ner with the agency act­ing as Turzai’s strategist, said the politi­cian may ex­plore a run more ser­i­ously after the state budget is fin­ished. Cold Spark” pre­vi­ously worked for Sens. Pat Toomey (R) and Marco Ru­bio (R-FL). (WITF)

GOT A LIGHT? Gov. Tom Wolf (D) “says he doesn’t agree with the state Aud­it­or Gen­er­al’s re­cent call for leg­al­iz­ing re­cre­ation­al marijuana in Pennsylvania as a way to help solve the com­mon­wealth’s fisc­al woes.” (WITF)

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