The front-runner in the Pennsylvania governor’s race is staying on the campaign trail even during summer months when candidates traditionally slow things down.
During a recent tour of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians in Philadelphia, Democratic candidate Tom Wolf said he has no intention of scaling back his campaign for the summer.
“I’m doing this because I’m running and I have been running since the Wednesday after the primary, May 21st and I’m going to be running right up through November 4th,” Wolf said. “I’ve never done this before I’m not sure what’s expected of a politician, I’ve never taken anything for granted in my life and I’m not taking anything for granted now.”
The wealthy businessman has poured $10 million of his own money into the campaign. He says he has always spent his summers “on the job.”
“I’m new I have to get my name about I want to learn what is going on in Pennsylvania,” he said. “I’ve spent the last year and a half doing this and I’ve worked weekdays weekends and I’ll continue as I said doing this Through November 4th.”
While Wolf is the challenger, multiple polls show him with a 20 percentage point lead over incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett.