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Gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord visits Lehigh Valley

Gubernatorial candidate Rob McCord visits Lehigh Valley

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Pennsylvania's primary election is less than two weeks away and Democrats hoping to take on Governor Tom Corbett are making their final push.

State Treasurer Rob McCord visited the Lehigh Valley Wednesday.

"This race is fluid," he said to the crowd at a rally at MainGate in Allentown.

He is one of four Democrats running for governor.

"I think in general people think of me as socially very progressive and fiscally very responsible and innovative," McCord told 69 News.

McCord lives in Montgomery County and has been state treasurer since 2009.

"I love that job but I'm also really proud to be running for governor. I also love being a business leader who helped to create more than 2,000 jobs," he said.

He went on to say, "Pennsylvania public education rescued me and now I feel a moral mandate to rescue Pennsylvania's public education system from Tom Corbett."

The other Democratic candidates are York businessman Tom Wolf, U.S.Representative
Allyson Schwartz and former Environmental Protection Secretary Katie McGinty. One recent survey shows about 40 percent of Democrats likely to choose Wolf to take on Governor Tom Corbett. McCord and Schwartz are neck and neck for second place.

McCord said, "One of the things that's sort of emerging in this is the range of experiences I have: creating jobs of course, also innovating in state government, succeeding in fighting Tom Corbett, and succeeding in protecting seniors."

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