Tuesday might have been the only time in its history when a throng of media had reason to converge on the small village of Mount Wolf, but it won't be the last if native son Tom Wolf wins the Democratic gubernatorial primary.
"Wait until November," joked one Wolf supporter, surveying the crowd at Eagle Fire Company #1 on Center Street.
Wolf and his wife, Frances Wolf, rolled into the parking lot in Tom Wolf's trademark old Jeep around 3:30 p.m., greeted by local reporters and statewide media drawn to York by Wolf's double-digit lead in the polls.
Wolf seemed to know most of the people working the polls, and was greeted with cheers, hugs, and handshakes.
After casting his vote, Wolf applauded a federal judge's Tuesday decision to overturn the gay marriage ban in Pennsylvania.
An upbeat Wolf admitted to some anticipatory nerves while awaiting the results of the election, but he joked with news media and waved at a passing bus of kids who had seized the opportunity to shout at the hubbub through their open windows.
A virtual unknown in statewide politics before his television commercials hit the air and propelled his campaign, Wolf feigned surprise when a reporter remarked about his climb to the front of the pack of candidates.
"I think he's saying I was not one of the big names. Did you hear that?" he said.
Wolf told reporters he thinks voters are attracted to his small-town story, that he's a "different kind of candidate," a "genuine, authentic citizen." Also, he added, there's the Jeep.
York Dispatch Reporter Christina Kauffman is covering Wolf's bid for the Democratic nomination as governor.
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