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Tom Wolf campaign apologizes for copied passages

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 25, 2014 4:57 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- The campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says it has fired the worker responsible for copying passages of his 46-page policy paper from reports written by Johnson Controls employees on energy efficiency.

In a statement, Wolf said he directed his staff to ensure nothing like it happens again. The campaign says it regrets the mistake.

Wolf's response came shortly after the passages were first flagged by the campaign of Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, one of Wolf's three competitors for the Democratic Party's nomination to run for governor.

A Wolf campaign spokesman says it's reviewing whether any other passages were copied, and he noted the policy paper credited more than 20 references.

Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls makes automotive and building systems and is a state contractor. It has midstate facilities in New Cumberland, Cumberland County, the city of York and East Berlin, Adams County.

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