McCord Ad in Gov. Race Leads To Backlash, Wolf Still Ahead

He’s been criticized for funding his own campaign. Just two weeks ago it was discovered that a Wolf campaign consultant plagiarized parts of an energy report.

Tom wolf received more unwanted scrutiny for being too cozy with former York mayoral candidate Charles Robertson, whose been accused of being a racist. Rob McCord’s campaign ran television ads on Friday about the connection between Wolf and Robertson, but was harshly criticized by former governor, Ed Rendell and Senator Bob Casey. Polling shows Wolf is still far ahead, despite negative campaigning.

“It looks like Tom Wolf right now has 42 percent of the vote right now, Allyson Schwartz has 15 percent, Rob McCord 13 percent, and Katie McGinty has 3 percent.”

Chris Borick, pollster and political science professor at Muhlenberg College conducted the poll. Wolf was a campaign manager for Robertson in 2001 during Robertson’s mayoral run in York. Robertson, a former police officer in York, was accused of being an accomplice in the murder of a black woman during racial tensions in York in 1969. Current York Mayor, Kim Bracey, who is African-American, rejected the attack, saying that Mr. McCord "should be ashamed of himself." In 2008, McCord accepted a 20,000 dollar check from wolf for his run as state treasurer.

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