The best opportunity to do that will be in the special election for the 37th State Senate district. The seat was held by Democratic Sen. Matt Smith before he resigned last May.
As is to be expected, as the contest nears the campaign is getting more heated. According to Joe Smydo of the Post-Gazette, the Republicans are trying to tie Arnet to Wolf in direct mail pieces.
In response, the Democrat kept her distance from the Governor.
“Ms. Arnet said Mr. Wolf has neither donated to her campaign nor asked for her support,” Smydo writes. “Although the mailer pictures the two together, Ms. Arnet said she has never been photographed with the governor.”
It didn’t take long for the GOP to pounce.
“With a budget crisis continuing and plummeting approval ratings, Tom Wolf is starting to be seen as a liability for some Democrats,” PA GOP spokeswoman Megan Sweeney stated. “Less than a week after nine State House Democrats joined with Republicans in voting against his tax plan, Democrat State Senate candidate Heather Arnet is desperately trying to distance herself from the “Most Liberal Governor in America.”