Pennsylvania Governor Election Results: Tom Wolf Defeats Incumbent Tom Corbett


Democrat Tom Wolf defeated incumbent Tom Corbett (R) in the 2014 Pennsylvania governor race.

Corbett was first elected as governor of Pennsylvania in 2010. He struggled to keep support of GOP voters as his re-election race drew closer.

Corbett has taken heat for presiding over state cuts in education funding. His Democratic predecessor cut basic funding for schools as revenues slumped and relied on temporary stimulus money until those federal funds dried up.

In 2012, Corbett brought state funding for education back up to 2008 levels, still at least $500 million below the previous year without the stimulus funds. This fiscal year, Pennsylvania is spending $5.5 billion on basic education.

Some critics also say Corbett was ineffective, having failed to push through his political agenda, given both legislative houses are Republican-controlled.

President Barack Obama visited Philadelphia Sunday to make a push for Wolf. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was in Pennsylvania that day as well, making a push for Corbett.

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