Keystone Progress

There’s still little daylight between the positions espoused by the Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania governor, as evidenced by the Friday debate in Harrisburg hosted by Keystone Progress, a progressive Democrats’ group.

Most all of the six Democratic candidates who participated in the two-hour long debate could have pulled a muscle being nice. They poured water for one another from the shared pitchers on stage and shared off-mic jokes. They complimented, echoed each other’s policy positions, and rarely asked for time to give a rebuttal to someone else’s answer.

Members of advocacy groups including Organizing for Action and Keystone Progress are asking Pennsylvania’s Republican Congressional representatives to halt efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act and move to re-open the federal government.