Primary Election Live Reports

By Leah Kirstein

Published 05/20 2014 10:27AM

Updated 05/20 2014 03:06PM

BLAIR COUNTY - For this year's primary election, poll workers expect between a 10-15% voter turnout. The big races include 4 democratic candidates running for governor. The winner will go against Governor Corbett come November.

The candidates include State Treasurer Rob McCord, Former White House Environmental Advisor Katie McGinty, U.S. Representative Allyson Schwartz and Pennsylvania Businessman Tom Wolf.

During their final debate, on Monday May 12, the four democratic candidates for governor highlighted the need for jobs in the state.

“This is a place that could actually hum with activity. Economic growth should be something we expect and this should be a place where everyone should get a job that wants one,” Candidate Tom Wolf says.

Candidate Allyson Schwartz says her key to more jobs is education.

“I want to make sure job training works and the relationship between community colleges and universities is very important here,” Schwartz says.

For Katie McGinty, she cited her work with the state's Department of Environmental Protection that helped create thousands of wind energy jobs in the state in the early 2000s.

She'd like to see that focus return.

“We have sunk from 7th to 48th when I was secretary and we created three thousand jobs, clean high tech jobs,” Candidate Katie McGinty says.

For Rob McCord, he says his work speaks for itself.

“I have experience not only creating thousands of jobs in PA, but getting important work done on a bipartisan basis in Harrisburg for the last few years,” Candidate Rob McCord says.

Under Governor Corbett Pennsylvania's unemployment rate is the 24th lowest in the nation.

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