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Jeers Over A Jeep: PA Governor’s Race

We are now two weeks away from Pennsylvania’s primary election and one of the biggest races is for the Democratic nomination for governor. Last week that ...

We are now two weeks away from Pennsylvania's primary election and one of the biggest races is for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Last week that race took a negative turn and now the attack ads are running, even attacking one candidate's choice of vehicle.

Somehow a Jeep has taken a starring role in the race for governor in Pennsylvania. Polls show Tom Wolf leading on the Democratic side. Some of his ads feature him riding in his Jeep.

Now his opponents have used it in their attack ads. Republican Governor Tom Corbett got involved in the Democratic primary, showing the Jeep stalling out and a Corbett truck running strong.


Jeep owner and lover Johnny Kay of Ashley is getting a kick out of Jeeps becoming such a big part of the governor's race. Kay likes his Jeep's reliability.

"This is a legend right here in its own time, this Jeep will go everywhere!"

There are a lot of voters in Pennsylvania driving a lot of cars, so does it really matter what kind of vehicle the governor candidate is driving?

"They're nitpicking already and they still have a long time to go until the election," said Bob Lohman of Nanticoke

Lohman, a Buick driver, doesn't care about a vehicle and doesn't care for the negativity.

"I think they should leave the mud out of it. What they've done, what they've planned to do," Lohman added.

"If you want to be elected, tell us what your background and your qualifications are and tell us what you'll do for the state, that's it."

Toyota driver Frank Malek from Hanover Township thinks the negative ads are silly, too, especially when a Jeep is the star.

"That's hitting a stupid low. I look at a lot more things than that, that would be priority number 99 or something like that."

There are two more weeks to go until the primary, and Jeep or no Jeep, there are a lot of ads to come in this governor's race.

Also running for the Democratic nomination are Rob McCord, Katie McGinty, and Allyson Schwartz.