Sunday, August 2, 2015

Pa. gubernatorial candidate Wolf sells turnaround skills

Former Pa. revenue secretary and gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf Thursday launched a web ad touting his success in rescuing his family building-products business. He is running in the 2014 Democratic primary.

Pa. gubernatorial candidate Wolf sells turnaround skills


Contrary to what a certain great writer said, there are second acts in American lives. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf is using his to make a first impression.

Wolf, who was state revenue secretary under former Gov. Ed Rendell (D), sold his family building-products business in 2006 and “retired” to public service. But when the Wolf Organization started to crumble amid the housing crash a few years later, he bought back the company and nursed it to prosperity.

Now Wolf’s campaign has distributed a web video telling the story – it’s called “Turnaround,” and is part of an online fundraising pitch. The implication, of course, is that Wolf could do the same for Pennsylvania.


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