That appears to be the case. Harhart was unable to attend Friday's state budget forum, but Matt Miles was there. This Danielsville resident is waging a write-in campaign for the Democratic nomination against Harhart.
On his webpage, Miles argues that "[s]eniors, unemployed and the disabled are losing programs and support they need to survive, and are treated like second-class citizens."
Harhart has apologized for her absence from Friday's budget forum.
"I apologize I was unable to attend the meeting because of a conflict with my schedule on this date. I was unable to send a staff member because I had staff out sick on this date. I am not ignoring these issues. I have been meeting one on one with a lot of individuals regarding Corbett's budget cuts in health and human services, along with cuts in education and early childhood, conservation, and many other budget issues.
Again, I apologize for not attending this meeting."