Governor Corbett And Chairman Gleason: Pennsylvania In Play

PA Republicans Pushing To Change Leadership In White House

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement echoing Governor Tom Corbett’s characterization of the 2012 Presidential race in Pennsylvania as reported on September 10th by the Morning Call:

“Governor Corbett is absolutely correct regarding Pennsylvania’s continued competitiveness in the 2012 Presidential election. Like the Governor, I speak with voters and volunteers daily and Mitt Romney continues to have tremendous support on the grassroots level.

“The Republican Party of Pennsylvania has worked with the Romney campaign and RNC to build the largest grassroots campaign in our Party’s history. With 24 field offices and dozens of staff, the Romney-RNC-PAGOP effort has knocked on hundreds of thousands of doors and has made millions of phone calls to voters in our Commonwealth. The energy to elect Mitt Romney is in all corners of our Commonwealth and we are working every day to capitalize upon it.

“Governor Corbett knows Pennsylvania politics and he knows that Mitt Romney is poised to deliver a big upset in the Keystone State.”

Corbett: “Pennsylvania is a very competitive state.”

“I think Pennsylvania is still very much in play in my travels across the state,” Corbett said. “Obviously they’re looking at where they’re going to spend money around the country. I’m looking at Pennsylvania. I think Pennsylvania is a very competitive state.”

Asked what evidence he had to support that conclusion when public polls have shown Obama with a consistent lead in Pennsylvania, Corbett said that in his “travels across the state, I think there’s a great deal of support for Governor Romney.”

“I think in regard to the President his record in the last four years being questioned, what, today’s Monday after the convention is over? It’s a little early to see what the convention did. Polls today change every other day, every third day. Anything can affect it. I’m not giving up on Pennsylvania,” he said.

(Micek, John. Corbett: PA still in play in 2012 White House race. Morning Call. September 10, 2012.)