Erie County republican chair Verel Salmon said this event gives the party a chance to get to know each other and learn about the issues they stand for, as well as a way to get the party focused for the primary.
Salmon said there are many key races this year, but that the gubernatorial race is probably the most important for the party.
He said Governor Corbett is still the right man for the job.
The May primary is on the 20th.
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