Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner voted today

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Governor Tom Wolf says he feels good heading into election night and the polls indicate a big night for him, but he’s remaining cautiously optimistic.

Earlier today, the Governor, along with first lady Frances Wolf, voted in their hometown of Mount Wolf. This is the Governor’s first election as an incumbent and he made sure to point out a number of issues that he believes he has focused on in his first term, like the budget, education, health care, and battling the opioid epidemic.

Polls have had the Governor up by double digits over his Republican rival, but Governor Wolf says he’s not paying attention to them.

“I’m not much for laying odds. I’m working hard, and the voters will decide. And I will abide by the decision of the voters,” said Governor Wolf.

Governor Wolf also says he’s hopeful that that so called “blue wave” holds, saying if he does end up winning tonight, having more Democrats in power can help him with his agenda for a second term.

We’ve seen Scott Wagner barnstorming throughout Pennsylvania in the past couple of days.

He’s put on a full court press in the last days leading to this election.

Wagner has been touting his plans and vison for the people of Pennsylvania.

But since he decided to run for Governor – it’s been an uphill battle for him.

During his campaign he hasn’t been able to get a lead over Governor Wolf.

But he’s continued to run an aggressive campagin and continues to come out swinging.

If he won here today, this would not be the first time he’s prvailed against the odds.

In 2014, Wagner became the first successful write in candidate in the history of the Pennsylvania Senate.

“I went to harrisburg in a write-in campaign in 2014, and when I got to Harrisburg, I discovered Harrisburg is probably more dysfunctional than I had realized,” said Wagner.

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