The Hawk Report, Oct. 26, 2014, WIUP-FM
We report two stories on local campaigning for the Nov. 4 election:
First, in the 62nd state House Legislative District, two Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduates are running to represent the county in Harrisburg. Seven-term incumbent Republican Dave Reed graduated in 2000 with a degree in math and economics. His Democratic challenger, teacher Kevin Freeberg, graduated in 1980 with a degree in education.
On Wednesday, the candidates are scheduled to debate at their alma mater in the Eberly College of Business and Technology in Room 101 at 5 p.m.
In recent weeks, Hawk Report producer Kelsey Breunig interviewed both candidates on the campaign trail. Among the issues: taxes, Marcellus shale drilling and public funding of higher education.
Next, on Saturday, both candidates for Pennsylvania governor campaigned in Indiana County. Democratic challenger Tom Wolf stopped at the IUP campus. His campaign bus arrived just before noon for a “Burgers and Ballots” tailgate event at a union-sponsored get-out-the-student-vote rally in front of Wallwork Hall on Pratt Drive. Hawk Report producer Juliette Rapp captured the scene.
In sports, on Saturday, the Crimson Hawks football team lost 31-21 to longtime rival Slippery Rock. The Hawks’ record slipped to 5-3 overall and 4-3 in the Pennsylvania State Athletics Conference.
IUP stands in fifth place in the PSAC West Division with three regular-season games remaining. What are the team’s prospects for post-season play? Producer Andrew Metri interviewed players after Saturday’s game.
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