Taking sides in the GOP’s gubernatorial primary

    Republican lieutenant governor candidate Jim Cawley is taking sides in the GOP’s gubernatorial primary.

    Republican lieutenant governor candidate Jim Cawley is taking sides in the GOP’s gubernatorial primary.

    Cawley, the party’s endorsed candidate in the nine-way Republican lieutenant governor primary, took a not-so-veiled shot at state Representative Sam Rohrer during a recent interview.

    “In my mind, at least, it’s hard for somebody to be about reform if they voted for pay raises. If they voted for pension increases, and then turn around and talk about reform. I’m hard-pressed to understand how they have a platform upon which to speak,” says Cawley

    Cawley has made his support for Attorney General Tom Corbett clear from the beginning of his campaign.

    The Bucks County commissioner refers to the Attorney General as his “running mate” in a television ad, and has already reserved the domain name www.corbettcawley.com

    When asked to explain why he calls Corbett a “running mate” before either of them have won a contested primary, Cawley said he uses the phrase because both men are the Republican Party’s endorsed candidates.

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