There is a huge Governor's race going on in my home state of Pennsylvania where Tea Party Governor Tom Corbett (R. PA) is on the verge of being the first one term governor ever since 1968 when the law was changed allowing Governors to run for two consecutive terms. Corbett has a laundry list of reasons why he's the most vulnerable governor running for re-election this year. Under him, PA's economy is sluggish and 48th in job creation. His refusal to impose a gas drilling tax has caused revenue to come up short. Then there's his decision to frack public lands and forests, his steep cuts to education, his outrageous remarks about same sex marriage and mandatory ultrasounds and of course, his handling of the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State sex scandal as Attorney General. All of this is evidence that he will lose to York businessman Tom Wolf (D. PA). So what does one do when five months away from November you're already 20 to 25 points behind your opponent? Call in your buddy, RGA Chairman Chris "Bridgegate" Christie (R. PA) to make a campaign stop at Pittsburgh's oldest and delicious establishment, Primantti Brothers. How did that go? Not so well:
“No more years, no more years,” chanted anti-Corbett demonstrators outside Primanti’s only to be met by a pro-Corbett contingent, shouting, “Four more years. Four more years.”
With the front entrance blocked, Corbett and Christie had to enter through a back door.
In the meantime, Primanti’s called 911 to get police to unblock their entrance.
The New Jersey Republican governor made it clear why he was here.
“I’m here today because Tom Corbett has a great record of accomplishment in this state, and I’m going to work as hard as I can between now and November to make sure people hear that message and they reelect him,” he said.
As for taunts by demonstrators about Christie’s alleged closing of the George Washington Bridge, Christie said, “Anybody who brings that up is someone who has nothing to say about what’s going on in Pennsylvania.”
Christie, chair of the Republican Governors Association, told KDKA political editor Jon Delano that re-electing Corbett was top priority.
While he was leaving, Corbett ran into protestors outside Primantti's. From looking of the polling numbers and the protestors, seems like Christie is wasting his money trying to save his buddy Corbett in a state that has been becoming bluer and bluer over the past twenty years.