Rep. Schwartz weighs run for governor in '14

Posted: February 10, 2013

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D., Pa.) is "seriously considering" a run for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014, her chief of staff, Rachel Magnuson, said late Friday in an interview.

Schwartz was all the talk Friday night at a meeting of state Democrats in Hershey after the news site Capitolwire quoted Marcel Groen, the veteran Montgomery County Democratic chairman and longtime Schwartz ally, as saying she was "80 percent of the way" to seeking the nomination to run against Republican Gov. Corbett next year.

Democrats are seeing Corbett as vulnerable in light of his low approval ratings in recent statewide polls. Though state Treasurer Rob McCord and other Democrats have dropped hints about entering the race, the only one to toss his hat in the ring to date is John Hanger, the former state environmental secretary.

Schwartz, whose district includes parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County, was first elected to Congress in 2004.

- Thomas Fitzgerald

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