Insiders urge Wolf to build bridges in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Tom Wolf’s business background, education and low-key style should aid him as the state’s chief executive. But statehouse insiders say the governor-elect must be judicious in choosing the senior aides who will be his diplomats in the Legislature and quickly establish rapport with key lawmakers.

Democratic former Gov. Ed Rendell says Wolf will do fine. Rendell says the fact that he’s an outsider will make it easier for him to attract good people to his administration.

John Hanger is the former state environmental protection secretary who dropped out of the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary race that Wolf ultimately won,, He says

Former Republican state Sen. Robert Jubelierer says the GOP is in charge in both houses so compromises will be essential.

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