GOP governor candidates try to reach undecided voters

Election

With just hours before polls opened for Pennsylvania’s primary election, the three Republican candidates for governor hit the road on Monday.

We caught up with candidate Paul Mango has he traveled from Philadelphia to his home in Pittsburgh.

“We started in Philadelphia this morning, then we’re up in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and now we’re here. Then, we’re going to Johnstown and then back to Pittsburgh,” said Mango.

Candidate Laura Ellsworth did a campaign stump at the Capitol Diner in Harrisburg.

We’ve been going from 6 a.m. in the morning until 1 a.m. the next morning for the last couple of months,” said Ellsworth.

According to the latest abc27/Susquehanna Polling & Research poll, Ellsworth is in third, inching closer to Mango in second, both behind Scott Wagner.

“There’s 22 percent undecided. I think what that shows is there’s a large number of people who are looking for an alternative. When they see us, they’re coming over to us,” said Ellsworth.

“Our polls tell us something different, and obviously, the only poll that really matters is tomorrow. But we think we’re a couple points ahead, to tell you the truth,” said Mango. “I am the most conservative candidate in this race. I would suggest I am the only conservative candidate in this race. And I am an outsider.”

Scott Wagner may be the frontrunner in our poll, but he says he’s acting like the underdog. 

“The day I’m sworn in as the new governor and they give me the keys to the Governor’s office, I’m ready to go,” said Wagner. “If I walk in here and talk to people here, they’re going to tell me what the issues are.”

Wagner, like Mango and Ellsworth, is not taking any vote for granted. The polls tomorrow open at 7 a.m.

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