Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord completed the trio of statewide Democrats who took the oath of office today. In his case, it’s the second time.
“As I look ahead to my second term, my team and I will continue to find new, innovative ways to save and make money for the people of Pennsylvania,” McCord said. “We’ve made Treasury a place where innovation and thinking outside the box thrives. That’s what it will take to solve the problems we face today.”
The prospective 2014 gubernatorial candidate challenged the anti-government message of Gov. Tom Corbett and Republicans.
As Capitolwire reported:
He drew loud and fervent applause as he said government can be “magnificent” in its achievements and more when he outlined an alternative to the “pinched pessimism” he implied was the message of Gov. Tom Corbett, especially when it came to investing in education, transportation and other priorities.
He also criticized voter ID measures in the context of his diverse family, saying, “We need to stop people – even if it polls well – from repealing voting rights. That is a wrong, we need to stand and fight. And we will.”