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Trib Thursday wrap: Wagner, Mango go negative

April 14, 2018

The race for governor has become especially nasty — between two of the Republican candidates, that is.

Paul Mango and Scott Wagner have been trading barbs, some especially pointed, in the run-up to the May 15 primary. Apparently any lessons from the vitriolic 18th Congressional District race between Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone were lost on Messrs. Mango and Wagner.

The prevailing intraparty bitterness in the governor’s race could turn toxic for both GOP candidates. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, seeking his second term, has a reason to be smiling these days.