As anticipated, Rob McCord officially declared his candidacy for Governor this morning in an email to potential supporters.
In the email, McCord asked for donations, pledged to help take down Corbett, and laid out his campaign vision:
“I’m running for governor because I know that right now, somewhere in Pennsylvania, there’s a kid being raised by a single mom or dad. They don’t have a lot of money, but they’ve got big dreams — dreams as big as mine were,” McCord wrote. “I want this state to be a place where if they work hard and they play by the rules, they can make it — just like I did. That’s what Pennsylvania’s about.”
The PA GOP used McCord’s announcement to blast Democrats and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz over the party’s already crowded field.
“Rob McCord has been playing politics from the Treasurer’s office for months now, but perhaps instead using [sic] taxpayer dollars for political attacks all day, he’ll actually discuss why his extreme agenda is more liberal than the hundreds of liberal votes made by front-runner Allyson Schwartz,” said Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason.
Along with the aforementioned Congresswoman, McCord joins a race that includes Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, former DEP Secretaries Katie McGinty and John Hanger, and former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf.
He spoke this morning at Montgomery County Community College to kick off the campaign and is presently en route to an event at the IBEW union hall in Pittsburgh.
The ad is included below: