What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, April 27, 2018:
Smart Talk is questioning the candidates in contested races before the May 15 primary election. That includes those running for governor of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. There are about 30 of those candidates in the WITF listening area. More than two-thirds have been or will be interviewed on Smart Talk.
Our goal is to provide voters with information on where the candidates stand on the issues most important to them.
Appearing on Friday’s program is Laura Ellsworth, a Republican running for governor. Ms. Ellsworth is vying for votes with two other Republicans — Scott Wagner and Paul Mango. Wagner and Mango have gotten most of the attention due to a series of TV commercials attacking one another. Ellsworth thinks the negative campaigns being run by her opponents will help her with voters.
Also, we’re joined by Stephen Bloom, a Republican running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 13th Congressional District. The 13th district includes Adams and Franklin Counties and the western portion of Cumberland County.