Democratic candidates for Pa. governor make their case to party leaders

Seven Democratic candidates for governor, including York County businessman Tom Wolf, made their case before state party leaders Friday evening at The Hotel Hershey.

State committee members are set to have their general session meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by a nomination, recommendation and endorsement meeting.

Members could choose to have an open primary and not endorse anyone, said party state party spokesman Marc Eisenstein.

If they decide to have endorsement votes, it’s possible that no candidate could clear the 66 percent threshold needed for the party endorsement.

State Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York, attended events Friday evening. He’s a supporter of Wolf, but he said he wouldn’t be surprised to see no endorsement in the governor’s race.

“We have a lot of great candidates running,” Schreiber said.

Schreiber said the weekend activities are a chance for governor and lieutenant governor candidates to make a good impression with Democratic leaders from across the state.

“There’s a lot of energy,” Schreiber said.

About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.
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