Standing by the side of the road three weeks before Election Day, Scott Wagner, the Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, wanted to send a message to the incumbent, Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat. It said, in part: “I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes.”
That violent imagery was perhaps the most jarring of several verbal bombs thrown by Mr. Wagner in a video posted to Facebook on Friday, as the country approaches the homestretch of a tense campaign season. By Friday afternoon the video had been viewed over 28,000 times.
A spokesman for Scott Wagner said he made a video threatening the incumbent, Gov. Tom Wolf, in order to criticize his opponent’s use of negative campaign ads.