Republicans debate again in race for Pa. governor

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 6, 2018 4:15 AM

The three GOP gubernatorial hopefuls participated in a live, hourlong debate at Harrisburg Area Community College, moderated by Harrisburg journalists. (Photo by AP)

(Philadelphia) -- Three Republicans seeking the party's nomination to challenge Democratic Governor Tom Wolf in November will appear together for a fifth time, taking debate questions with a little over two months until the primary election.

This morning's debate is at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia between lawyer Laura Ellsworth, ex-health care systems consultant Paul Mango and state Senator Scott Wagner of York County.

Last week's debate became confrontational when Mango repeatedly attacked Wagner as not conservative enough.

Wagner also owns midstate waste hauler Penn Waste and was endorsed by the state party. Mango and Ellsworth are first-time candidates.

The moderator will be WHYY's Dave Davies.

The debate isn't being broadcast live.

The primary election is May 15.

Wolf is seeking a second term and is unlikely to face a primary challenge.

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