Murphy Not Running for Gov
The Bucks County Democrat dismissed rumors that have circulated recently in some Pa. Democratic circles.
It’s “absolutely not happening,” he said.
Murphy represented the 8th district in Congress from 2007 to 2011 and ran for Pa. Attorney General last year. He served in Iraq from 2003-2004 as a JAG Corps attorney with the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division.
He’s presently a partner at the firm Fox Rothschild.
Only two Democrats – former Dep’t. Of Environmental Protection Scretary John Hanger and Cumberland County pastor Max Meyers – have officially announced a bid against Gov. Tom Corbett.
Several others are officially or at least rumored to be considering a run, including Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord, former Congressman Joe Sestak, Former Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, State Sens. Tim Solobay and Mike Stack, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawolski, businessmen Tom Knox and Tom Wolf and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz.
Republican Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor has also been floating his name.