WEXFORD, Pa. (AP) – Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai, the Pennsylvania Legislature’s most prominent budget hawk, is running for governor.READ MORE: Superior Court Upholds Prison Sentence For Monroeville Mall Shooter Tarod Thornhill
Turzai told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he’ll seek the Republican nomination in May’s primary election to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who is seeking a second term.
The 58-year-old from suburban Pittsburgh enters what’s now a four-person Republican primary field.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto Commits Pittsburgh To Carbon Neutrality By 2050
As House majority leader and then speaker, Turzai has helped drive austerity in state budgeting this decade.
He’s been a constant adversary of Wolf, particularly in the two drawn-out budget fights since Wolf became governor in 2015.COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 4,192 New Cases, 52 Additional Deaths
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