Ed Pawlowski, who campaigned in Erie on Wednesday, said the Erie area is “critical” to winning the Democratic primary for governor.
Pawlowski, the Allentown mayor, made at least his second visit to Erie since announcing his candidacy.
Eight Democrats are now in the running, and Pawlowski said he figures that number will dwindle to six before the May 20 primary.
With so many candidates in the race, he thinks it will only take 28 percent of the Democratic vote to win, with the victor squaring off in November against Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, who’s seeking a second term.
How important is Erie?
“I think it’s critical, especially for the primary,” Pawlowski said.
He promised to return “many more times” over the next few months.
– John Guerriero