Thursday, September 04, 2014
Aurand Takes Swing at Gas Tax
State senatorial candidate Mark Aurand , has kicked off his campaign with a Youtube video that slams Governor Corbett's controversial gas tax, a 25 cent per gallon increase at the pump. Daily Times columnist Chris Freind calls it Corbett's "path to single digit approval."
But hold on there, says a supporter of Mario Scvello, Aurand's Republican opponent. "His claim that he will fight the gas tax increase is hot air," he responds, adding that the senate democrat leadership and organized labor both supported the gas tax increase. "What does he suggest to do about the bridges that defective and road that need to be fixed?" he asks. He also observes that, without the gas tax, there would be no 512 and 33 interchange.
So there you have it. A Democrat attacking a tax and a Republican defending it.
And they're off! Scavello is in the lead coming around the first turn, with Aurand coming on hard.