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Wolf Visits Council

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf met privately with members of Philadelphia City Council Thursday before their regular meeting, thanks to the invitation of Majority Leader Curtis Jones Jr.

Wolf also spoke in the pre-meeting caucus, telling a room full of elected officials, staff, lobbyists and reporters that he was "a fan of this great city."

"I want to assure you that someone from York County … has a great appreciation for Philadelphia," he said. "I understand that what happens in Philadelphia is important to Pennsylvania."

Jones was a backer of Wolf's in last month's Democratic primary, but the loyalties of most other Council members were split across a field that included two locally-based candidates, Allyson Schwartz and Rob McCord.

Polls show Wolf holding a wide lead at the moment over Gov. Corbett.

After Wolf spoke Thursday, Council President Darrell L. Clarke noted that the governor had an open invitation to visit as well.

"We are truly a bipartisan Council," he said.

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