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Smart Talk: Trump, Clinton campaign in Central PA; Police targeted by gunmen in Lancaster County

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Aug 2, 2016 9:00 AM

What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, August 2, 2016:

Democrat Hillary Clinton touted jobs in a campaign stop in Harrisburg Friday night and Republican Donald Trump made trade and manufacturing the themes of his appearance at Cumberland Valley High School Monday night.

The two major party candidates campaigning in the midstate indicates how important Pennsylvania is to each of them.  Even though Pennsylvania has favored every Democrat in presidential elections since 1992, the Trump campaign believes the state could swing his way this year.

WITF's Capitol Bureau Chief Katie Meyer covered both events and joins us on Smart Talk to discuss what she observed.

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Katie Meyer

Also, police officers were shot at in two separate incidents last week in Lancaster County.  None of the officers were hit on either occasion but a 13-year- old boy was wounded last Wednesday night during the first incident that occured in Lancaster. 

The shooting in Columbia early Friday morning was probably the most chilling.  Two teenagers - 17-year-old Marquell Rentas and 18-year-old Michael Nace were charged with deliberately targeting police. 

This comes just a few weeks after police officers were gunned down in Baton Rouge and Dallas.  The gunmen in both those shootings apparently were angry over police shootings of African-American men. 

Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman is with us to discuss the incidents.

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