Tom Wolf for governor — still.
Two months ago, The York Dispatch came out early in support of the York County businessman's Democratic primary bid for governor.
Nothing has changed since then, despite some candidates' desperate, late-campaign attempts to cut into Wolf's large lead in the polls.
The 65-year-old is far and away the best choice for Democrats next Tuesday and the best choice for Pennsylvania in November.
Two of the candidates in the four-way race recently began raising questions about Wolf's actions during York's race riot trials – specifically his support of city Mayor Charlie Robertson, who was seeking a third term when he was charged with a 32-year-old homicide.
As the newspaper that broke the story and followed it for years, we can say with authority most people were completely shocked by the charges, perhaps none more so than the many supporters and voters who twice sent Robertson to city hall.
Wolf was the mayor's honorary campaign chair at the time, having accepted the invitation because of Robertson's city revitalization accomplishments.
Within days of the charges and allegations of Robertson's racist past, however, Wolf convinced the mayor to drop his re-election run. Robertson eventually was acquitted.
The long and short of it is state Treasurer Rob McCord, the architect of the racist-by-association storyline, is far off base.
The ad drew strong condemnations from other Democrats — from former Gov. Ed Rendell, to Sen. Bob Casey to Kim Bracey, York City's first black mayor.
Bracey responded by distributing an email of a video featuring herself and other prominent black Yorkers. In it she said she might not be mayor if not for Wolf; he helped her learn to speak to the business community, and he has helped the community heal from its decades-old divisions, she said.
Wolf's reputation and life story make him the formidable candidate he is and might explain — though not excuse — his opponents' offensive attempts to smear both.
Businessman; academic; philanthropist; so respected even Republicans are switching parties to vote for him; a Peace Corps volunteer, seriously? better to muddy the water than run against that record.
Fortunately, voters don't seem to be distracted by the attacks against Wolf, who continues to hold a strong lead in the polls.
They like what they see in him and what his election would mean for Pennsylvanians of all walks of life.
And one thing Yorkers know: What you see is what you get with Tom Wolf.