York Businessmen Wolf & Wagner Each Mulls Run Against Corbett
Add two names to the gubernatorial conversation. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and Scott Wagner, a Republican, each says he is considering a challenge to Tom Corbett.
According to the York Dispatch:
York-based Wolf Organization chair and CEO Tom Wolf, who served as secretary of revenue under Gov. Ed Rendell, said Tuesday he’s considering a run. But the Mount Wolf Democrat stopped short of saying he will run, because he wants to make sure his business can thrive without him.
Wolf, 63, considered a run for governor in 2009, but instead decided to return to the family business.
“If I can get it to a point where I feel comfortable, I would love to throw my hat in the ring,” he said.
Also in the conversation is Scott Wagner, the Republican super-donor who has repeatedly slammed Corbett’s leadership. He is also an advertiser with PoliticsPA.
From the Dispatch:
Another York County businessman, Penn Waste owner Scott Wagner, has been publicly critical of Corbett and is rumored as a potential challenger in the Republican primary.
Though he previously identified himself as a Republican and was an early supporter of the tea party, Wagner said he’s “probably more of an independent than a Republican.”
A would-be newcomer to politics, Wagner said he’s unhappy with the “status quo” in Harrisburg and “might consider” a run.
“It’s not my intention,” he said. “But if we got so dire and somebody had to step … I would have to. It might be something that I consider because I am holding people accountable.”