PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Tuesday is Election Day and that has candidates across the country making a final push.
It’s also bringing some candidates to the Pittsburgh area. Two candidates will be in town Monday morning – Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Congressman Lou Barletta.
Both Wagner and Barletta will be participating in various Get Out the Vote events, not only here in Pittsburgh, but various other cities across the state.
Wagner grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down with some people during a Get Out the Vote event Monday morning.
The event was held at the Central Diner and Grille in Robinson. It was the first of several events he is attending across the state.
William Snow III came to hear what Wagner had to say.
“I have great faith in the man that is Scott Wagner and I want to see him win for the state. I believe he can do great hings to help us,” said Snow.
Wagner believes he can, too. He believes he can make health care more accessible, tackle the opioid epidemic and even address the failing infrastructure in western Pennsylvania.
Wagner said he is using this event to let the people know he cares.
“Gov. Wolf is not doing any town hall meetings. You wouldn’t find Gov. Wolf in a diner like this. Not spending an hour talking to people,” said Wagner.
Meanwhile Gov. Tom Wolf had a Get Out the Vote rally in Harrisburg. Candidate for congress George Scott and former vice president Joe Biden were there to speak.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. We’ve never met the standard completely,” said Biden.
A new poll released on Friday gives Sen. Bob Casey a 15-point lead over Barletta in his bid for re-election.
In the race for governor, a Franklin and Marshal College poll shows incumbent Tom Wolf with an even larger lead of 26 points over Wagner.
Meanwhile, Barletta’s event was held at the Fort Allen Volunteer Fire Department in Greensburg.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.