Wagner’s proposal is for townhall style debates with the candidates answering questions from the audience.
“It’s time for Pennsylvanians to have a gubernatorial campaign that focuses on them for a change. They deserve candidates who are not afraid to provide direct and personalized answers on their plans for the future of the commonwealth,” Wagner said in a release.
Wolf’s campaign responded pointing to criticism Wagner received during the Republican primary for not participating in debates.
“This is nothing but a political gimmick from a Harrisburg politician who is unhinged from the reality of Pennsylvanians, and who routinely ducked the very debates he’s now championing during the Republican primary,” Wolf’s campaign spokeswoman Beth Melena told the Morning Call.
Wagner’s campaign said that understand the criticism but pointed to the dozen debates and forums he participated in during the primary to the Morning Call.