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Democratic candidates clash over leadership style

Written by The Associated Press | May 2, 2014 5:07 AM
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(Lancaster) -- A debate among the four Democratic candidates for governor became lively when they contrasted their leadership styles, and the presumed front runner Tom Wolf pushed back on attacks.

Last night's 90-minute debate at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster also revealed all four candidates support either a moratorium or an end to the death penalty.

The event featured a sharp exchange when Wolf, a York County businessman, responded to assertions by Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, accusing her of wielding ``attack politics'' that leads to government dysfunction.

For her part, Schwartz defended her tough campaign rhetoric about Harrisburg as holding people in government to a higher standard, not an obstacle to cooperation.

State Treasurer Rob McCord and former state environmental protection secretary Katie McGinty tried to stress their work in government with Republicans.

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