The four Democratic gubernatorial candidates met in Philadelphia to answer a moderator's questions at the annual convention of the Pennsylvania College Democrats.
Friday's two-hour forum at Temple University was to feature issues of particular concern to college students and young adults.
Participating were state Treasurer Rob McCord, former Clinton White House environmental adviser Katie McGinty, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz and businessman Tom Wolf.
The winner of the May 20 primary election gets the Democratic Party's nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the Nov. 4 election.
The Democratic candidates largely agree on the issues, including expanding Medicaid under the 2010 federal health care law, raising the minimum wage, boosting funding for public schools and raising taxes on the booming natural gas industry.