Wolf campaign apologizes for copied passages

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HARRISBURG – The campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf said it has fired the worker responsible for copying passages of his 46-page policy paper from reports written by Johnson Controls Inc. employees on energy efficiency.


In a statement issued Thursday, Wolf said he directed his staff to ensure nothing like it happens again. The campaign said it regrets the mistake.


Wolf’s response came shortly after the passages were first flagged by the campaign of U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, one of Wolf’s three competitors for the Democratic Party’s nomination to run for governor.


A Wolf campaign spokesman said it’s reviewing whether any other passages were copied, and he noted that the policy paper credited more than 20 references.


Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls makes automotive and building systems and is a state contractor.


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