Gubernatorial hopefuls talk issues at WCU

by Jeremy Gerrard, Daily Local News, 10/31/13

WEST CHESTER — Getting a jump on the primary, three gubernatorial Democratic candidates seeking nomination in the spring debated the issues at West Chester University Wednesday evening.

The candidates were unified in their distaste for current Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, but with diverse backgrounds, brought different proposed styles of governance and campaign focus.

Candidates John Hanger, Jo Ellen Litz and Max Myers accepted invitations to attend the debate.

So far, eight Democrats have declared themselves as candidates for governor in the upcoming 2014 election.

All declared candidates, including Corbett, were invited to attend.

Moderated by Peter Loedel, chairman of the university’s political science department, the candidates opened up to an intimate crowd of students and residents in an open debate at Philips Autograph Library in the Philips Memorial Hall. …

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