ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - A local group hosted a governor's forum in Altoona. But only one actual gubernatorial candidate showed up.
Some people understood candidates were booked at other places. But most people that talked to WTAJ say they'll remember who showed up to the forum on Election Day.
Lois Beer has heard Sam Rohrer speak three times before the Blair County Tea Party Governorís Forum. She says heís the closest thing to an honest politician that she has seen in decades.
Rohrer was the only actual candidate the spoke at the governorís forum. He talked about how we can cut the state deficit without raising taxes. One idea was making it more attractive to businesses.
Tom Corbett did send a representative, Nick DiFrancesco, a commissioner from Dauphin County. He charged the people there to make a difference.
None of the other candidates showed up in any form.
David Hoover says he understands they're busy. But for some people that wasn't enough. Gordon Baier says he knows they're busy but he still wants to see more of them. And the only way to really know a candidate is to meet them face to face. And Lois Beer says it will make a difference at the polls.
The Blair County Tea Party is hosting a forum for Lieutenant Governor Candidates Monday the tenth at the Ramada in Altoona. Seven candidates have said they will attend.