Politics and Government
- Jay Paterno announces plans to run for lieutenant governor
- Rep. Sam Smith announces retirement
- Corbett remains weak among Pa. GOP; Gov. hopefuls finances due
- Topper wins 78th District House seat
- PSU Coach Franklin to be Rep. Thompson's SOTU guest
- President Obama to visit western Pa. Wednesday
- State judge strikes down Pennsylvania voter ID law
- Corbett ending bid to privatize Pa. Lottery
- Pa. House advances child-abuse reforms
- Recount allowed in Port Matilda mayor's race
- Still no mayor named in Centre Co. town
- Corbett signs $2.3B Pa. transportation bill
- State panel OKs tougher Pa. graduation standards
- Pa. gay marriage lawsuit could get trial date
- Pa. House poised to send highways bill to Corbett
- Second person to challenge Shuster in 9th District Race
- Obama: 'We fumbled the rollout' of health care plan
- State College mayor re-elected
- One vote can make a difference in local elections
- Congress sends gov't funding, debt bill to Obama
- Corbett: No more to say about gay marriage remark
- Monday marks deadline for voter registration
- Pa. senators vote to lift CHIP's 6-month wait
- Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord running for governor
- Pastor says he was fired for same-sex wedding in Centre Co.
- Pa. lawmakers return to Capitol for fall session
- Corbett, US to start meeting on Pa. Medicaid plan
- Pa. attorneys: Gay couples, like kids, can't marry
- Former Johnstown congressman eyeing political comeback
Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord running for governor
Updated: Tuesday, September 24 2013, 11:04 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.