Last week we asked readers who the Republicans should support for governor in 2014, Tom Corbett, Bruce Castor, or someone else. Out of 854 votes, Castor came in first with 44% of the vote. “Someone else” came in ahead of Governor Corbett by a narrow margin of 2% (29% and 27% respectively).
Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor received 373 votes. By all accounts he is serious about running for governor. He recently launched the website brucecastor.com with the tagline “leadership, not politics.” The website also includes a platform, a 13-point plan to help Pennsylvania “reach its pinnacle.” Castor has been very active on social media front as well, criticizing Governor Corbett’s handling of the lottery privatization bid, and talking about his falling polling numbers.
Governor Corbett received 237 votes and despite his poor performance in a recent poll from Public Policy Polling, he may get a boost in the polls this week with the passage of HB 790. A modified version of Corbett’s plan to privatize liquor sales passed the House on Thursday; the Senate is expected to pick up the bill for debate in the next month or two. This is already the furthest a liquor sales bill has made it through the Pa. legislature in 80 years, serious consideration of the bill in the Senate could really help the governor out.
“Someone else” secured 244 votes. Who would you like to see run on the GOP ticket for governor? Leave your reply in the comments.
Who should the Republicans support for governor?
- Bruce Castor (44%)
- someone else (29%)
- Tom Corbett (28%)