Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato says he’s got the best executive track record of the Democrats running for governor.
He gave a Steelton, Dauphin County crowd a second reason to support him, during a Friday campaign stop.
"There’s only one of us running out of the six who has nothing to do with Harrisburg, and that’s me. I’m an outsider. Every one of those candidates running for governor are part of the problem."
One of Onorato’s opponents, State Senator Anthony Williams of Philadelphia, may have gotten a boost from Governor Rendell in the days leading up to the primary.
Rendell says he’s remaining neutral, but he heaped praise on Williams at a Philadelphia press conference, calling the senator “visionary” and “innovative.”
"He has earned the support of people in Philadelphia, and throughout the entire southeast. And for that matter, throughout the state. Because of the innovative campaign where he’s really talked about issues and change."
According to the final Quinnipiac poll released today, Onorato remains far ahead of the field for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination with 39 percent, more than his three major competitors combined, although 31 percent of voters remains undecided.
Among the likely voters surveyed, Williams received 11% support, Jack Wagner 10% and Joe Hoeffel 9%.