Poll: Should the Commonwealth Court order Gov. Wolf’s office to release Katie McGinty’s emails when she served as Gov. Wolf’s chief of staff?

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An ongoing feud between the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and Gov. Tom Wolf’s office will have its day in court.

PA GOP leaders want to know what Democratic nominee for US Senate Katie McGinty was doing – her schedule and communications – for six months when she served as Wolf’s chief of staff. The governor’s office claims that the Party did not submit a specific Right-to-Know request to obtain an estimated 15,000 emails on McGinty’s server.

The only documents obtained by those whom requested her email information were 71 emails, which were mostly redacted.

The Commonwealth Court will hear arguments today.  Republican leaders speculate that McGinty was a registered lobbyist, and that voters have a right to know that information. The office has accused Republicans of not using keywords to assist the office in navigating the Party’s legal request.

Nearing the end of a hotly contested U.S. Senate battleground race, incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey recently polled higher than his Democratic opponent.

Should PA Office of Open Records release Katie McGinty’s 15,000 emails when she served as Gov. Wolf’s chief of staff?