PITTSBURGH (AP) — Paul Mango has announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania governor in 2018.

The 58-year-old former health care consultant made the formal announcement Wednesday night at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Pittsburgh.

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The suburban Pittsburgh resident promises to be a fiscal conservative who can improve the economy. He’s a virtual unknown in politics other than as a donor to Republican candidates and causes at the federal level.

In a video on his campaign website, Mango says he’s running because he’s not a politician, and blames Pennsylvania politicians for a sluggish state economy, high taxes and lagging school achievement.

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Mango is critical of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s fiscal policy and handling of the economy.

But before Mango can challenge Wolf, he faces a GOP primary field that so far includes state Sen. Scott Wagner of York County and could grow to include state House Speaker Mike Turzai, also of suburban Pittsburgh.

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