Tom Corbett’s rough 2013 just got worse. U.S. Senator Pat Toomey told a group of conservative activists Saturday that he is considering a primary bid for Governor.
He spoke with activists at a private meeting of the Bucks County Kitchen Table Patriots. A copy of the footage was obtained by PoliticsPA.
“Some of you may know, I am seriously considering running for Governor of this Commonwealth,” Toomey said to loud applause. “I’m thinking of doing this because I believe that I can bring about the kind of reforms that can help get Pennsylvania growing again and restore the confidence of the people of Pennsylvania in the integrity of its government.”
Toomey, of Lehigh County, served in Congress for 3 terms then went on to lead the conservative Club for Growth for several years. A potent fundraiser and a favorite of Pa. conservatives, he could present a serious challenge to Corbett.
The Governor’s poll numbers, even among Republicans, have been below 50%. Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor has also floated the possibility of a primary bid.
PoliticsPA is seeking comment from Corbett.