With Two Weeks Left, County Executive Race Heats Up

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – With only two weeks remaining until the Nov. 8 election, the race for Allegheny County Executive between Democrat Rich Fitzgerald and Republican D. Raja is intensifying.

Fitzgerald and Raja both talked with Larry Richert and John Shumway on the KDKA Morning News.

Shumway asks both candidates about whether they would commit to a no-tax pledge, similar to the one Gov. Tom Corbett made to the group Americans for Tax Reform, and what county residents could expect to pay under their prospective administrations.

Fitzgerald and Raja also discuss the financial woes of the Port Authority, and discuss their respective plans for Allegheny County drink and property taxes.

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  • Zoeyzotron

    Both of their campaignes have made me sick. Far to much story telling about the other guy, however i will vote for Raja. It is time to try something different in Pittsburgh!

    • get out and vote

      I agree and also will vote for Raja, being a man that has always been in the center of the right and left, I found myself pushed to the far right more every day by democrats since 2007.

  • Mad Hatter

    I agree, it is time for a change. My vote will go to Raja

  • steve

    How in your right mind can you vote for a pakastan man? Does anyone watch the news anymore?

    • # 1 REASON

      My # 1 reason for voting for Raja, HE’S NOT A DEMOCRAT.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • The One

      He is from India you ignorant hick. there is a big difference between India and Pakistan.

  • Mr. Kite

    Four times Pittsburgh has been named America`s Most Livable City and now National Geographic Traveler has named it one of the top 20 destinations on the planet. Why would anyone want to be under republican rule?

    • Anything but a commie

      I would rather have a Republican or anything else than a Communist which has taken over the democrat party.

      • Mr.Kite

        The Berlin Wall has been down for some time now. Time to stop hiding under your bed from them Commies.

      • The Middle Fingers For You

        I’m not hiding from anyone, I will vote them out in every election Kite, you misinformed supporter of wrong doing.

    • Robert

      Take a look at the city and county budget…. Pension fund, Port authority are a few examples of being completly broke…. ZERO FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY


  • PGH Michelle

    RAJA! i am excited to vote for some change is western PA!

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