The Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania has made it his mission to become the “biggest” gourmet in the state.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, whose campaign website says he is the “first, second and third gourmet chef” in Pennsylvania, is currently leading the field by a wide margin over Democratic challenger Josh Mandel.
The candidates are competing for the same 11,500 delegates, and the winner of the April 16 vote will go on to win a spot on the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.
Bevin is running on an anti-abortion platform and has pledged to ban abortion and allow doctors to perform the procedure after 20 weeks.
Mandel, who has campaigned on a platform of “pro-life” and “proactive immigration reform,” is a staunch supporter of same-sex marriage and abortion rights.
The state has more than 3.3 million registered voters, and Mandel’s campaign says it has spent $2.4 million on the race so far.
The Republican race is a virtual toss-up, with the state’s top three candidates all in the lead.
The next closest race is in South Carolina, with Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley at 15 percent, according to an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday.
The candidates also have some of the lowest poll numbers of any statewide election this cycle.