Nice story here from Alex Roarty at PoliticsPa about the lingering tensions between the Tom Corbett and Sam Rohrer camps. The Rohrer camp still maintains that Corbett is not a true conservative and considered (but ultimately dropped) running a write-in campaign in the governor's race:
Campaign Manager Brian Nutt cited Corbett’s commanding victory in the primary, 69 percent to 31 percent, as proof he attracts a large swath of the conservative moment.
“I would disagree that there not conservative support for Tom Corbett,” he said. “It’s not a 51 percent to 49 percent primary. It was a pretty impressive (victory).”
Nutt spent much of the interview praising Rohrer for bringing important ideas to the table during the campaign and arguing that whoever still feels slighted from the campaign needs to “take a step back” from the campaign and reflect on what happened.
He also said that a meeting between the two former foes, which [Rohrer advisor Jeff] Coleman suggested could be important to bridge the gap between them, could happen.
But when told of Coleman’s criticism of the late negative attack ads against Rohrer, the campaign manager took a different tone, arguing that the Rohrer campaign needs to get over it.
The attorney general had to deal with a slew of attacks from blogs and other “viral” sources, Nutt said, that the Rohrer campaign officially kept its distance from but never stopped.
“To say at this point in time that we did or anyone else did anything, I think that’s a little disingenuous,” Nutt said. “I think we all need to man up a little bit and rise up the occasion and focus on what’s important.”
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