Mango Kicks Off Campaign Today

Wolf is stressing his outsider appeal, even as governor.

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Zach C. Cohen
May 17, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

Busi­ness­man Paul Mango (R) “kicks off his 2018 bid for the Re­pub­lic­an gubernat­ori­al nom­in­a­tion [today] with a two-day, statewide tour.” (PennLive)

WOLF’S DEN. Gov. Tom Wolf (D) “is work­ing to make the case for his re-elec­tion. The first-term Demo­crat gave a key­note speech Monday morn­ing at a break­fast event at­ten­ded by law­makers and busi­ness lead­ers from around the re­gion. And he took the op­por­tun­ity to set him­self apart from the cor­rup­tion fears that have lately plagued Wash­ing­ton.

“When Wolf ran for gov­ernor, one of the most im­port­ant fig­ures in his cam­paign wasn’t a per­son. It was his 2006 Jeep Wran­gler. Three years later, the vehicle’s still very much in the pic­ture. It re­mains an im­port­ant sym­bol for the gov­ernor, as does the fact that he donates his salary and doesn’t live in the gov­ernor’s man­sion. … In Wolf’s pitch to voters, these de­lib­er­ate moves are meant to sig­ni­fy that he’s not a lifelong politi­cian. Pennsylvani­ans, he ar­gues, can trust him.” (WITF)


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