PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The polls have opened in Pennsylvania’s history-making race for governor.
Voters are deciding between Democrat Tom Wolf and Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in an election that will settle who will govern the state for the next four years after a campaign that smashed the state’s spending record .READ MORE: Mr. Tree In North Park Gets A Holiday Makeover
Wolf, a first-time candidate who ran his family business for nearly three decades, is trying to make Corbett the first governor in modern Pennsylvania political history to lose a re-elect
So, who will vote today?
That’s always the big question on Election Day and the basic issue in the race for governor is simple.
Does Gov. Corbett deserve another four years as governor?
If not, is Wolf the right kind of change to lead Pennsylvania for the next four years?
Last night, both candidates were urging their supporters to get the polls.
Wolf, who comes from York in south-central Pennsylvania, decided to end his campaign in Pittsburgh, in part because he credits the strong support from this region last spring with giving him the Democratic nomination.
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Corbett, who lives in Shaler, held a rally out by the old airport at the Embassy Suites, where he naturally stressed his hometown roots.
Four years ago, Corbett narrowly carried Allegheny County over then-executive Dan Onorato.
This year, local Democrats think they will beat Corbett in his home county.
Four years ago, four million Pennsylvanians voted in the governor’s race, but as few as three million people voted in some earlier elections.
In KDKA-TV Political Editor Jon Delano’s suburban poll around 11 a.m., 15 percent had already voted and election officials thought it could hit 40 percent by tonight.
If that many vote statewide, it will surprise many.
Polls are open until 8 p.m.
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