Tough-talk­ing GOP ri­val to gover­nor: I’ll stomp on your face

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - LOCALNEWS - By Marc Levy

HAR­RIS­BURG >> Penn­syl­va­nia’s Repub­li­can can­di­date for gover­nor is telling Demo­cratic Gov. Tom Wolf to put on a catcher’s mask be­cause “I’m go­ing to stomp all over your face with golf spikes.”

Scott Wag­ner made the com­ments in a nearly 3-minute video posted Fri­day on Face­book.

His cam­paign says the re­marks are of course metaphor­i­cal, but are meant to con­vey how Wag­ner will ap­proach the cam­paign’s fi­nal stretch be­fore the Nov. 6 elec­tion.

Wolf’s cam­paign says they show Wag­ner is “un­hinged and un­fit for of­fice.”

Wag­ner, a for­mer state sen­a­tor who owns a waste-hauling com­pany, has used other vi­o­lent im­agery in the past to de­scribe how he’d get things done in the Capi­tol.

He once talked about wear­ing gloves to the statehouse be­cause things would get bloody, and an­other time spoke of bring­ing a base­ball bat.

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