RGA Statement on the Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Primary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican Governors Association issued the following statement on the outcome of tonight’s Pennsylvania gubernatorial primary election:

“Governor Tom Corbett was elected to put Pennsylvania back on the right track, and that’s exactly what he has done in his first term in Harrisburg,” said RGA Chairman Chris Christie. “By implementing pro-growth, pro-jobs policies for the Commonwealth, Governor Corbett has revived Pennsylvania’s economy, rekindled job creation and restored fiscal discipline in state government. These accomplishments are the result of promises Governor Corbett made to voters and kept, and Pennsylvania needs four more years of that kind of real progress. The Republican Governors Association is proud to support Governor Corbett’s re-election campaign.”

“This race for governor presents voters with a stark choice between Governor Corbett, a leader and a reformer, and Tom Wolf, a job-killing liberal with a lousy record on economic growth,” said RGA Executive Director Phil Cox. “During his previous stint in state government, Wolf fought to raise taxes and unemployment surged, and there’s little reason to believe he would bring anything different to the table this time around. Pennsylvania’s future depends on more reform, more jobs and more economic growth, outcomes that simply aren’t achieved when a liberal, tax-and-spend Democrat like Wolf takes the reins. Tom Wolf is too extreme for Pennsylvania.”