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Gubernatorial candidates head to Pa. college Democrats' meeting

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 28, 2014 10:08 AM
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The Democratic candidates for governor discuss the issues at a Philadelphia forum earlier this year. The field has shrunk to four.

(Philadelphia) -- The four Democratic gubernatorial candidates are slated to meet in Philadelphia to answer a moderator's questions at the annual convention of the Pennsylvania College Democrats.

The two-hour forum at Temple University begins at 7:00 p.m. 

Participating will be state Treasurer Rob McCord, former Clinton White House environmental adviser Katie McGinty, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz and York County businessman Tom Wolf.      

The winner of the May 20th primary election gets the Democratic Party's nomination to challenge Republican Governor Tom Corbett in the November 4th election. 

The Democratic candidates largely agree on the issues, including expanding Medicaid under the 2010 federal health care law, raising the minimum wage, boosting funding for public schools and raising taxes on the booming natural gas industry. 

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