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Radio Smart Talk for Wednesday, February 13:
Democrat John Hanger, the only announced candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, will appear on Wednesday's Radio Smart Talk.
Voters won't go to the polls to elect a governor until November 2014, but many candidates for statewide and national offices are starting campaigns early to get their names in the news and in front of voters, attempt to build some momentum, and of course, raise the vast amounts of money it takes in today's politics to win elections.
Incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett hasn't officially announced his intentions to run for re-election, even though he has hinted at it and it seems a foregone conclusion the governor will run again.
Hanger was the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection during the Rendell Administration and is a former member of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. He also was president of PennFuture, an environmental group based in Harrisburg. In fact, the majority of Hanger's government service has been in the environmental and energy sectors.
That's why it will be interesting to hear where Hanger stands on issues like education funding, privatization of government services, including liquor sales, government and tax reform, and transportation infrastructure funding.
Do you have a question for John Hanger?
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