McCord, GOP in dustup over criticism of Corbett

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 25, 2014 10:34 AM

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's Republican Party is firing back at Rob McCord, the state treasurer and Democratic candidate for governor who called Governor Corbett's health care plan "boneheaded'' and questioned whether Corbett understands the state's pension issues.

The party says McCord "will resort to anything just to gain some attention'' and that it's "sad'' that McCord is using "bully tactics.'' Corbett's campaign says McCord was classless and lacks the temperament to be governor.

McCord made the comments while speaking at a Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon Monday.

Asked later if he thinks Corbett is intellectually up to the job, McCord said he wasn't trying to personally insult Corbett. He then said Corbett's experience didn't equip him to be a good governor, and suggests that Corbett simply repeats talking points.

McCord is in a five-way primary race to challenge Corbett in the fall election.

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