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GOP endorsement the easy part for Corbett campaign

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 31, 2014 5:05 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett is poised to receive a re-election endorsement from the Republican State Committee, but that doesn't necessary mean the party is united behind him.

Heading into tomorrow's meeting, Corbett's support remains weak within the GOP.

A new Franklin & Marshall College poll says fewer than half of Pennsylvania's three million Republican voters think he deserves a second term.

Some conservatives resent Corbett's newly signed $2.3 billion transportation funding program because they say it violates his 2010 campaign pledge not to raise taxes or fees.

Business groups and others supporting Corbett's re-election bid say he's got plenty of major accomplishments to boast about.

No one's expected to challenge Corbett for the endorsement, but conservative activist Bob Guzzardi, a businessman from Ardmore, hopes to challenge Corbett in the primary.

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