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Pa Primary Campaign

In the final run-up to primary election day in Pennsylvania, candidates are crisscrossing the commonwealth.

State Senate leader Jake Corman talked about jobs and his experience if he were elected Governor at JWF Industries in Johnstown Tuesday morning.

“When this governor’s race is over, we want someone to be able to jump right in and get things done for the people of Pennsylvania,” Corman said. “I’ve had 20 years of experience solving big issues.”

Corman is running behind in the Republican governor primary, with recent polling showing State Rep. Doug Mastriano leading by double digits in the race to face off against the lone Democrat nominee, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, to replace current term-limited Gov. Tom Wolf.

Later in the day, Jeff Coleman visited Cambria County Republican Headquarters as he campaigns for the Lieutenant Governor’s race, promising to help lower the temperature.

“You can be principled, but you don’t have to do it with name-calling and vitriol and personal attacks,” Coleman said. “I think people are getting to the point of fatigue and exhaustion and we’ve got to change our discourse, we’ve got to do something different.”

He’s one of several Republicans and Democrats seeking those two spots in the race to replace current Lt. Gov John Fetterman, who is running well ahead in polling in the Democrat’s U.S. Senate primary against three other opponents.

The Republican senate race is more closely contested, with Dr. Mehemet Oz, David McCormick, and Kathy Barnette pacing the field in polling among the seven candidates on the GOP ballot. The winners will go on to decide who will replace the retiring Sen. Pat Toomey.

With a host of other primary races for state senate and house seats as well as in congress also playing out, a lot of eyes will be focused on who will prevail and how it will shape the race in November.

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