HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - In spite of it being a controversial subject, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa., is standing behind her work on Obamacare in the race to become Pennsylvania's next governor.

Schwartz, who will soon square off with several members of her own party in a coming primary, released a video on Tuesday, touting her work with President Barak Obama to craft the Affordable Care Act in an effort to get "health coverage to all Americans."

"It was my legislation that said insurance companies can no longer deny coverage for kids with pre-existing conditions," Schwartz says in the video. "It's something I'm proud of because it also closed the gap in prescription drug coverage for seniors. It's exactly the kind of leadership, I will bring as your next governor."

The winner of the May 20 Democratic primary will face Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the November general election. Corbett is a former Pennsylvania Attorney General.

The three other candidates vying for the nomination are businessman Thomas Wolf, Treasurer Robert McCord and Kathleen McGinty.

According to recent polling data, Wolf is the heavy favorite to win the nomination.

A Franklin & Marshall College poll, conducted in the final days of March, shows 33 percent of voters would select Wolf compared to seven percent favoring Schwartz.

Reach David Yates at elections@legalnewsline.com

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