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May 21, 2014

Wolf Easily Wins Democratic Nod in Pennsylvania

Tom Wolf (D), "the wealthy small-town businessman who sold himself as an outsider, cruised to the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania governor Tuesday, dispatching three rivals after a dominant television advertising campaign," the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "With nearly 70 percent of the vote counted, the first-time candidate appeared to be on a track to finish first in every one of the state's 67 counties, capturing three of every five Democratic votes, more than three times the tally of his closest competitor."

Allentown Morning Call: "Numerous polls showed Wolf enjoying double-digit leads built largely on TV spots that started in January. For many voters the ads introduced and defined Wolf, a relative unknown compared to at least two of his opponents, as a successful small-town businessman who drives a Jeep, cares for his family and shares profits with employees. While polls repeatedly showed voters embracing those ads, Schwartz and McCord stayed off the air for more than two months, despite having millions of dollars each at their disposal. In effect they conceded the air wars to Wolf."


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