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Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord running for governor

Updated: Tuesday, September 24 2013, 10:04 AM EDT

By: The Associated Press

 HARRISBURG, Pa. --

State Treasurer Rob McCord is running for governor.

In an e-mail to supporters Tuesday, McCord confirmed the open secret that he will compete for the Democratic nomination to contest Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's bid for a second term. McCord is the eighth candidate to step forward -- and he may not be the last.

He has scheduled Tuesday announcements at Montgomery County Community College and an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers facility in Pittsburgh.

McCord, a former venture capitalist who was re-elected as treasurer last year, says he's running because he wants to invest in Pennsylvania families and provide opportunities for young people.

Other candidates include U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, former state revenue secretary Tom Wolf and former state environmental protection secretaries Katie McGinty and John Hanger.

Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord running for governor


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