Gov. Candidate Wolf Admits Part Of ‘Fresh Start’ Campaign Plan Plagiarized

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Two Democratic gubernatorial candidates on Thursday chastised businessman Tom Wolf’s campaign for plagiarizing a section of his “Fresh Start” campaign platform.

Wolf acknowledged the mistake hours after U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a rival in the primary race, pointed out the plagiarism in a news release.

Four paragraphs from the platform include sentences that are identical to sections of two papers published by Johnson Controls, an international energy equipment distributor. The company is not cited on Wolf’s website, where the “Fresh Start” plan appears prominently.

“Tom Wolf claims to be a different type of candidate,” said Mark Bergman, spokesman for the Schwartz campaign. “He says he will take us in a new direction with a ‘Fresh Start’ policy, yet the words aren’t even his own.”

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