Hundreds Turn Out For First Major Gubernatorial Candidate’s Forum In Philadelphia

CBS Philly

By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Five democratic candidates for governor spoke to nearly a thousand people Saturday night at Temple University. It was Philadelphia’s first major candidate’s forum for the 2014 gubernatorial race.

The key issues were education, jobs, retirement and health care.

“It was ridiculous to refuse to accept Medicaid expansion when it was already paid for,” Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord told the enthusiastic crowd of nearly 1,000 people. He took the stage along with Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Former DEP Secretary John Hanger, former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty, and former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf.

“We need an educated workforce,” said Wolf. “We need children who are ready to take the jobs of the 21st century.”

Bishop Duane Royster of POWER helped organize the forum, along with SEUI, District 1199C and Fight for Philly, to help get Philadelphia working families focused and ready for next year’s election.

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