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Corbett: I kept no-new tax pledge the 'best I can'

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he believes he fulfilled the spirit of his 2010 campaign pledge not to raise taxes or fees, but he won't renew that sweeping vow in his current bid for a second term.

The Republican told a panel of Associated Press editors and reporters on Wednesday that he's living up to the pledge the best he can.

In his first term, Corbett has signed legislation raising taxes on motor fuels and scores of fees.

Still, he says, he thinks taxpayers will decide that he kept his pledge because he didn't raise income or sales taxes and didn't authorize new taxes.

Corbett is being challenged by Democrat Tom Wolf. The election is Nov. 4.

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