VIDEO: News Outlets Across the Country Agree – Scott Wagner is a National Embarrassment

Last week, in true Wagner fashion, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner yet again became a national embarrassment by demonstrating to the entire country that he is unhinged and unfit for office.

Pennsylvania – Last week, in true Wagner fashion, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner yet again became a national embarrassment by demonstrating to the entire country that he is unhinged and unfit for office. Wagner’s angry rant in which he threatened physical violence against Governor Wolf is grabbing headlines across the country. Check out the coverage below:

WATCH: https://youtu.be/DIyhKcyIGQw

New York Times: Republican Candidate in Pennsylvania Threatens to ‘Stomp All Over’ Opponent’s Face

Washington Post: GOP gubernatorial candidate in Pennsylvania warns Democrat of plans to ‘stomp all over your face with golf spikes’

Reuters: ‘I’m going to stomp all over your face,’ Pennsylvania Republican threatens election rival in video

CNN: PA candidate Wagner says he’ll ‘stomp all over’ Gov. Wolf’s ‘face with golf spikes’

Fox News: Pennsylvania GOP gov candidate says he’ll ‘stomp’ on Gov. Wolf’s face ‘with golf spikes’

NBC News: Pennsylvania GOP gov candidate vows to ‘stomp’ on opponent’s ‘face with golf spikes’

CBS News: GOP Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate says he’ll “stomp” on opponent’s face with golf spikes

Huff Post: Twitter Users Jeer GOP Candidate Over ‘Most Elitist Threat I’ve Ever Heard’

HuffPost: GOP Candidate Threatens To ‘Stomp All Over’ Rival With Golf Spikes

The Hill: GOP gov candidate says he will ‘stomp’ Dem opponent’s face with ‘golf spikes’

Roll Call: Scalise: Threatening to ‘Stomp All Over’ Opponent’s Face Is ‘Unacceptable’

NY Post: Gubernatorial candidate threatens to ‘stomp all over’ opponent

Newsweek: Republican Candidate Threatens To Stomp On Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Face With Golf Spikes

Axios: GOP candidate threatens to “stomp all over” opponent Tom Wolf’s face

Talking Points Memo: PA GOP Guv Candidate Threatens To ‘Stomp’ On Wolf’s Face With ‘Golf Spikes’

The Hill: GOP candidate says he chose bad ‘metaphor’ with face-stomping comments

Rolling Stone: Things Are Getting Weird in the Pennsylvania Governor’s Race

GQ: Republican Candidate for Pennsylvania Governor Threatens to “Stomp” His Opponent’s Face

Think Progress: GOP candidate says threat to ‘stomp’ his opponent’s face ‘with golf spikes’ was a metaphor

Daily Caller: Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidate Vows To ‘stomp All Over’ Tom Wolf’s Face With ‘golf Spikes’

Daily Caller: Scalise Calls Out Gop Candidate Who Pledged To ‘stomp’ Democratic Opponent’s Face

The Blaze: PA-Gov: Wagner tells Wolf, ‘I’m gonna stomp all over your face with golf spikes’ in ‘unhinged’ video

Town Hall: Scalise Condemns ‘Unacceptable’ Threats GOP PA Gov Candidate Made Against Opponent

Daily Beast: GOP Candidate Threatens to ‘Stomp All Over’ Gov. Tom Wolf’s Face With ‘Golf Spikes’

Bustle: Video Of Scott Wagner Threatening To “Stomp” On His Opponent’s Face Is Shocking

Golf Digest: GOP candidate threatens to “stomp” on Pennsylvania governor’s face with golf spikes

 

CONTACT: Beth Melena, beth@wolfforpa.com

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DIGITAL AD LAUNCH: Wolf Campaign Launches New Video Highlighting Unhinged Scott Wagner’s Violent History

On the heels of Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner’s viral video in which he threatened Governor Wolf with physical violence, the Wolf campaign is launching a new digital ad to highlight Wagner’s history of aggression.

Pennsylvania – On the heels of Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner’s viral video in which he threatened Governor Wolf with physical violence, the Wolf campaign is launching a new digital ad to highlight Wagner’s history of aggression.

“Scott Wagner’s despicable rant last week is part of his unfortunate pattern of violence and aggression,” said Beth Melena, communications director for the Wolf campaign. “Wagner once boasted about carrying around latex gloves because things were going to get bloody with him in Harrisburg, he graphically detailed to a news anchor what it would look like if he choked him, and he physically assaulted an activist. Scott Wagner is unhinged and unfit to be governor.”

WATCH: https://youtu.be/cLyCs2CKQmI

BACKGROUND:

Wagner Threatened To Stomp On Governor Wolf’s Face With Golf Spikes. “Pennsylvania’s Republican candidate for governor had some advice Friday for his Democratic opponent: Put on a catcher’s mask because ‘I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes.’” [Associated Press, 10/12/18]

VIDEO: Wagner, Putting On Latex Gloves: With Me In Leadership, The Next Six Months “Are Gonna Get A Little Bloody,” But “I Carry Gloves Just In Case.” In August 2014, Wagner made a speech to the York 912 Patriots group. As he pulled on latex gloves, he said, “I would say that the next six months in Harrisburg, with me up there in leadership, are gonna get a little bloody. So, you know what, I’m not getting blood on my hands. Just so you know, I carry gloves just in case.” [York 912 Patriots Meeting, 8/21/14]

VIDEO: Wagner Described In Detail To The Host Of A Television Show What Would Happen If He Choked Him. Wagner said on Behind the Headlines, “Now Charlie, I asked you earlier before the show, and I didn’t want to startle you, but I asked you a question. If I would take my hands and I were to wrap them around your neck and start choking you, what would happen? We discussed briefly that you would turn the color of your shirt and then within another minute you’d turn darker like your sport coat. And then you would eventually just hit the ground. Well, we’re being choked in business. And this isn’t just Penn Waste. This is, you know, construction companies, beer distributors, trucking companies, you know a cat dealer.” [Behind the Headlines, 9/19/11]

HEADLINE: Angry Sen. Wagner Takes Man’s Camera In York During Speech. “In an otherwise uneventful gathering at the Country Club of York Tuesday, state senator and gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner spotted an opposition “tracker” – a person who follows politicians to different venues and records them — filming him from the back of the room. Breaking off his speech to the York County Estate Planning Council, Wagner approached the man and, over the cameraman’s protests, took his camera.” [York Daily Record, 5/03/17]


CONTACT: Beth Melena, beth@wolfforpa.com

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VIDEO: Wagner Doubles Down On Taxing Seniors’ Retirement Accounts

Today in a PennLive Editorial Board meeting, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner said, “everything’s on the table” when considering which new taxes to levy. That includes seniors’ retirement accounts, which Wagner has vocally supported.

Pennsylvania – Today in a PennLive Editorial Board meeting, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner said, “everything’s on the table” when considering which new taxes to levy. That includes seniors’ retirement accounts, which Wagner has vocally supported.

“Pennsylvania’s seniors cannot afford Scott Wagner as governor,” said Beth Melena, communications director for Tom Wolf for Governor. “Wagner would tax seniors’ retirement accounts, charge seniors an age tax, hike prescription drug costs, and gut Medicaid expansion. He has even gone so far as to call our hardworking seniors the ‘Greediest Generation Ever.’ Scott Wagner is the very worst of Harrisburg.”

WATCH: https://youtu.be/sE7vPteiHf8

 

BACKGROUND:

VIDEO: Wagner Wants to Tax Seniors Retirement Accounts “The other problem we have is – and this really angers me to a certain degree. We don’t tax retirement income in the state of Pennsylvania.” [Berk County Patriots Meeting, 1/21/16]

VIDEO: Wagner Would Roll Back Medicaid Expansion. “We should roll back Medicaid expansion.” [GrowPA Republican Candidates Forum, 3/06/18]

VIDEO: Wagner Called Seniors The “Greediest Generation Ever.” In a December 2016 interview with PennLive, Wagner said about seniors receiving pensions, “If you go onto Google and Google ‘greediest generation ever’ you’d be shocked at what pops up. They don’t care. It’s all about them. It’s all about me.” [PennLive, 12/07/16]

Wagner Was The Only Senator To Not Vote On A Bill To Lower Prescription Drug Costs For Seniors. In November 2017, Wagner did not vote on final passage of House Bill 425 to help seniors continue to receive prescription drug benefits through PACE and PACE NET by excluding Social Security cost of living increases from income limits for the programs. [HB 425, RCS# 345, 11/15/17; Governor Tom Wolf Press Release, 12/21/17]

 

CONTACT: Beth Melena, beth@wolfforpa.com

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VIDEO: Scott Wagner Would Strip Health Care from Pennsylvanians Suffering from the Opioid Epidemic

Scott Wagner has publicly declared that he supports rolling back Medicaid expansion, which would be disastrous for Pennsylvanians suffering from substance use disorder.

Pennsylvania – Scott Wagner has publicly declared that he supports rolling back Medicaid expansion, which would be disastrous for Pennsylvanians suffering from substance use disorder. Medicaid expansion provides healthcare for over 720,000 Pennsylvanians, including over 125,000 people who are suffering from substance use disorder.

“As governor, Scott Wagner would deny treatment to those suffering from opioid addiction,” said Beth Melena, communications director for Tom Wolf for Governor. “Scott Wagner is the very worst of Harrisburg. He would rather give handouts to insurance companies than help people suffering from substance use disorder get the treatment they need. It’s despicable that Scott Wagner would put big insurance ahead of the health of Pennsylvanians.”

WATCH: https://youtu.be/E-SGiJe71Gc

 

CONTACT: Beth Melena, beth@wolfforpa.com

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