By Jen Bush
INDIANA — Tom Wolf, Democratic candidate for governor, flipped burgers and delivered an order of campaign rhetoric for a come-and-go crowd at a union-sponsored get-out-the-student-vote rally at Indiana University of Pennsylvania around midday Saturday.
The aroma of grilled hotdogs and hamburgers filled the crisp autumn breeze on Pratt Drive in front of Wallwork Hall as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and rap music blared from speakers mounted on an AFL-CIO recreational vehicle emblazoned with union insignia. The traveling union sponsors billed the stop as a “Burgers and Ballots Election Tailgate,” part of a tour of college campuses.
Wolf, who is challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, arrived separately before noon on a big blue charter bus bearing a “Fresh start for Pennsylvania” banner. The candidate’s wife, Frances, and daughters, Sarah and Katie, accompanied him. Borough Mayor George Hood welcomed him with a handshake.