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Republican Governors Association Attacks Democrat For Bill Pennsylvania Governor Supports

A very strange turn of events.

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She recently voted for theFederal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, commonly known as the Farm Bill. It passed the Republican-controlled House last week and the Senate this week.

The Republican Governors Association attacked her for voting for it, linking to a Washington Times report saying it raised the price of heating oil.

Via rga.org

“The recent string of polar plunges and extremely cold weather has placed an added burden on many family budgets, especially when it comes to heating their homes," RGA communications director Gail Gitcho said. "It is shocking that want-to-be governor and liberal Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz would vote to increase the fees on home heating oil at this time. The working families of Pennsylvania can least afford to pay for this onerous tax.”

This is all very odd because her opponent, Pennsylvania's Republican governor Tom Corbett supports the Farm Bill and sent out a press release urging President Obama to sign it into law.

"From supporting cap and trade legislation that would raise electricity rates, opposing energy independence and security by opposing Keystone XL, and advocating for a 5% severance tax on natural gas in Pennsylvania, Allyson Schwartz has continually failed to do her job as a legislator and has made a clear choice of supporting extreme environmentalists over common-sense energy reforms, RGA communications director Gail Gitcho told BuzzFeed when asked for comment.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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