Thursday, March 5, 2015

Onorato On Attack After Corbett's Unemployment Gaffe

Pop political quiz time: What does a candidate do if he's trailing his opponent in the polls and hasn't registered in the minds of many voters despite spending millions on campaign ads in the primary election? Answer: Go on the attack.

Onorato On Attack After Corbett's Unemployment Gaffe

Pop political quiz time:  What does a candidate do if he's trailing his opponent in the polls and hasn't registered in the minds of many voters despite spending millions on campaign ads in the primary election?  Answer: Go on the attack.

Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, the Democratic nominee in the Nov. 2 general election for governor, is coming to Philadelphia's City Hall tomorrow at 12:30 pm to "discuss jobs and unemployment" in the city, according to a news release just put out by his campaign.  That follows similar stops in Harrisburg Monday and Pittsburgh today.

Onorato is clearly trying to capitalize on what appears to be a gaffe by state Attorney General Tom Corbett, the Republican nominee for governor, who last week told a public radio station in central Pennsylvania that he has heard from employers who can't fill jobs because people prefer to continue collecting unemployment.  Corbett's campaign attempted to walk back that line this week as Onorato pounced on it.

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