HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz on Monday became the fourth Democrat – and the first woman – to declare her candidacy for Pennsylvania governor in 2014.
“I’m running to replace (Republican Gov.) Tom Corbett. That’s what this race is about,” the fifth-term congresswoman said in a telephone interview.
Schwartz, 64, has said for weeks that she intended to run, but she planned to file papers Monday with the Pennsylvania State Department to set up a state fundraising committee.
Campaign aides said Schwartz also plans to transfer the $3 million held by her federal campaign committee into the state organization.
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