Tom Wolf cruised to an easy victory today in the Democratic primary for Governor. With incumbent Tom Corbett seeing the lowest approval ratings of any Governor in the nation this appears that Mr. Wolf of York will be the Commonwealth’s next Chief Executive. He began a run for Governor four years ago then withdrew in order to save the family firm as the recession hit it hard. He bought The Wolf Organization back and expanded it into kitchen cabinets. He found skilled Amish craftsmen in Indiana to manufacture them and coupled them with the established line of high end stoves and ranges which made Wold famous.
Pouring $10 million of his own and borrowed funds he went on TV early and often and quickly buried his team of rivals. Getting well over %0% in a four way race is impressive.
State Sen. Mike Stack has a wide lead in the race to share the ticket with Wolf. Rep. Brendan Boyle has been declared the winner of the 13th CD race. I’m deeply disappointed that Sen. Daylin Leach ran poorly in this election but the fact he lives outside the District (even if it’s only across the street) probably hurt his chances. 53% of the 13th lies in Northeast Philly, Boyle’s home turf.