The race for Governor of Pennsylvania Debate held tonight

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The race for Governor of Pennsylvania turns into a showdown with star power tonight.

Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner held their only planned debate moderated by Jeopardy host Alex Trebek. Instead of the traditional timed answers and rebuttals, Trebek said he wanted more of a conversation. He began by asking about the negative tone in politics.

“One of the challenges and one of the issues we have in our democracy is we have to make it civil. We have to make it attractive for people to want to exchange ideas and not feel they are gonna get blasted for doing that,” said Governor Tom Wolf.

“Governor Wolf’s campaign communications director called me the worst of Harrisburg. I came to Harrisburg to ask questions and I don’t get answers, so I drill down.  I want to continue to get answers,” said PA Senator Scott Wagner.  

The event was part of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry dinner in Hershey.

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