2013-11-28 / Local & State

Medicaid And Minimum Wage Making Way Into Pa. Race

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Democrats who are vying for the party’s nomination to run for governor are positioning themselves to run on issues including expanding Medicaid, extending kindergarten to full day and increasing the minimum wage.

Five of the leading candidates appeared together at a Saturday night forum organized by labor unions and Philadelphia civic organizations at Temple University’s Performing Arts Center.

The Republican incumbent, Gov. Tom Corbett, declined an invitation.

The participants includand ed state Treasurer Rob Mc- Cord, U. S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, former state Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf and former state environmental protection secretaries John Hanger and Katie McGinty.

The forum marked one of the first major events at which the Democrats appeared together. In general, there were few gaps in policy stances and the candidates trained their fire on Corbett, rather than each other.

The primary election is May 20.

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