10 hours ago
Friday, September 14, 2018
Scott Wagner in Luzerne County
GOP Governor nominee Scott Wagner had a rally at the Woodlands Wenesday night and had a nice turnout. State Senator Lisa Baker was the MC and she kept the program rolling along limiting the under card to brief statements. Many people think she should run for Governor.
The state rep candidates warmed up the room. Sue Henry started off with her usual good humor saying :“It’s really good to be behind the microphone again.”. I'm sure she is happy that the Red Sox are running away with the AL East. She then made her case for property tax reform.
I want to thank Sue for being so generous to me when she was on WILK, she always gave me a good time slot, :07 after the hour and entertaining us on WRKC 88.5 FM. My favorite conversation was when we decided to nominate David Yonki for Jury Commissioner . I have always cast a write-in vote for the Yonk in every election since.
Justin Behrens and Frank Scavo also joined the bandwagon on taxes. John Chrin (R-NJ) said something about socialism.
The red meat was thrown out by Pennsylvania GOP Chair Valetino DeGiorgio. He mentioned Maxine Waters and Nancy Peolsi which got of few boos in the audience. He repeated the ALLEGATION that immigrants get welfare. And Socialism! He forgot George Soros.
Scott Wagner started his speech talking about his humble upbringing and some flashes of humor admitting he didn't have the best smile and can sometimes be abrasive. He talked about touring areas hit by the recent flooding recent and accused Tom Wolf of using it as a photo op. He backed teachers in his education plan but panned union bosses. Wagner wants to sell the liquor stores to fund education. He also made fun of Wolf's "honky jeep." He denied wanting to tax retirement income claiming his opponent is using 7 seconds of a long speech out of context.
He talked about his plan to combat Pennsylvania's opioid epidemic. Emphasizing treatment, education and surprisingly suing pharmaceutical companies. Then he attack Wolf for vetoing a bill he sponsored claiming he did it because he has taken money from the PAC Fairness PA saying Governor Wolf is just as bad as the drug dealers. He also said "If you want a guy who enables those who makes money killing our kids, taking contributions of $1.2 million please reelect Tom Wolf. Because I'm not your guy."
He then said he could get things done because he has relationships with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and told us what a great guy John Yudichak is.