A candidate for lieutenant governor is taking his campaign to the streets, the turnpike and interstates.
Dauphin County Commissioner Nick DiFrancesco spent the summer riding across Pennsylvania on his Harley Davidson, in an effort to boost his name recognition.
Republican Nick DiFrancesco acknowledges it's hard to drum up support for a lieutenant governor campaign--especially when the primary is a year away. So he took a long road trip to meet the commonwealth's voters.
He's visited 61 counties since June, and hopes to get to the remaining six in the next few weeks.
DiFrancesco says he's running for the second spot because he wants to help form state policy, but knows he can't put together the multimillion dollar campaign necessary to run for governor.
"Realistically, there's no way I could raise that level of money. So to be part of the team, I'm very very satisfied. I know how important teamwork is as a county commissioner. We work as a team every single day. So there's a sense of reality that sets in, but there's also a strong desire to be part of the system. I just thought the office of Lieutenant Governor was the right place to go."
DiFrancesco says he'd be able to work with either of the GOP's top gubernatorial contenders--Attorney General Tom Corbett and Congressman Jim Gerlach.
Five other candidates have entered the lieutenant governor race including four Republicans: Erie County Executive Rick Schenker, Chester County Commissioner Carole Aichele, York County businessman Steve Johnson and Bucks County Commissioner Jim Cawley. The only declared Democrat for lieutenant governor is former Philadelphia Controller Jonathan Saidel.