Wagner Continues Pushing Debate Schedule
He’s not at 67 yet, but he’s working on that.
Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner announced Thursday he plans to attend 11 scheduled debates held at venues across the state with the following hosts:
Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber Of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
League of Women’s Voters, WTAE
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Wagner said he will attend regardless of whether his opponent does.
Wagner Campaign Manager Jason High said he hopes Gov. Tom Wolf attends at least a dozen debates before the election.
“We hope Gov. Wolf … doesn’t duck any debates,” he said. “We have accepted every debate request we have received so far and look forward to adding more to this schedule.”
Wagner said he also would be willing to debate in areas serving underrepresented markets, including Johnstown-Altoona, Erie and Scranton.
Wolf’s team said the governor is busy seeing the 2018-19 fiscal year budget to the finish line — something Wagner would have done if he had not stepped down to run for higher office.
“After abandoning his constituents during budget season by quitting his job as senator, Harrisburg insider Scott Wagner has nothing to do but play political games,” said Communications Director Beth Melena.