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Corbett Backs Away From "Close your Eyes" Comment By Saying A Woman “Doesn’t Have to Pay Attention”

October 20, 2014 | By Campaign for a Fresh Start

In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that was published this Sunday, Governor Tom Corbett attempted to rewrite the history of his support for a controversial mandated ultrasound bill, the "Right to Know and See Act." In an attempt to back away from his infamous "close your eyes" statement, Corbett clarified to the Post-Gazette that he meant "if a woman doesn't want to pay attention to [the ultrasound procedure], she doesn't have to."

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Bipartisan Leaders Decry Tom McGarrigle Dishonest Campaigning

October 15, 2014 | By Campaign for a Fresh Start

On Tuesday, a group of bipartisan leaders in Pennsylvania politics came together to call on state Senate candidate Tom McGarrigle to pull his untrue and hypocritical negative television ad off of television. The group of leaders calling on McGarrigle to pull this ad from television included Former Governor Ed Rendell, Campaign for a Fresh Start Chairwoman Katie McGinty, and Republican Councilman and Former Speaker Denny O'Brien.

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Tom Corbett’s Jobs Website Still Touts Positions Like Paranormal Investigator, Reality TV Blogger, and “Good Looking Female Models”

October 14, 2014 | By Campaign for a Fresh Start

In yet another failed attempt to create good-paying jobs in Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett's JobGateway website still contains posts for bogus and often temporary positions such as an unpaid "reality TV blogger" and a "paranormal investigator." The state's jobs portal has already been shown to display posts that call for sexual favors and exotic dancers and jobs located in places as far away as Iraq and Taiwan.

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Corbett Admin Response to RTKs: We Have Nothing to Prove Tomalis Worked

October 13, 2014 | By Campaign for a Fresh Start

In response to Right to Know requests submitted by the Campaign for a Fresh Start, the Corbett Administration admitted that no contract exists between the commonwealth and former special advisor Ron Tomalis -- nor are there any standard employee records such as evaluations, performance reviews, progress reports, or any other documents that substantiate that Tomalis performed any work to earn his $140,000 taxpayer-funded salary.

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Even Corbett's Supporters Know That He Cut Education By $1 Billion

October 11, 2014 | By Campaign for a Fresh Start

You know Tom Corbett's spin on his $1 billion cuts to education isn't close to the truth when even his biggest supporters aren't buying it. According to the Associated Press, rally-goers of Thursday's sparsely attended event with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie blamed Corbett's massive cuts to public education for his large deficit in public polling.

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WATCH: Mario Scavello Refuses To Discuss His Support Of Corbett's Ultrasound Bill

October 08, 2014 | By Campaign for a Fresh Start

Last week in a debate, Representative Mario Scavello -- who is running for state Senate in district 40 -- attempted to dodge talking about his support of Corbett's state-mandated ultrasound bill and his failure to support a woman's right to make her own health care decisions. Scavello is running against Democrat Mark Aurand, who at the debate held Scavello accountable for ignoring the rights of Pennsylvania women.

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