Update: McCord: “I’m in. I’m running for governor.”
It looks like the worst kept secret in the commonwealth is about to come out, it appears State Treasurer Rob McCord will announce that he is running for Governor tomorrow. McCord’s advisors have sent out a press release that reveals McCord will address the months-long speculation tomorrow in Blue Bell and then Pittsburgh.
“Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord will announce his plans for the 2014 governor’s race first at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA and later at IBEW Local 5 in Pittsburgh,” according to the statement.
The event in Blue Bell will take place at 10:00 am on the First Floor of College Hall at the Montgomery County Community College. McCord will then take a tour of the IBEW Local 5’s Joint Apprenticeship and Training Facility before making another announcement.
McCord has been widely expected to run for months now, yet he has made sure to take his time so everything will be in place. He formed a campaign committee in June, brought on an experienced campaign staffer in August, and even answered a questionnaire about a gubernatorial candidacy a few weeks ago. It also bears pointing out that it’s unlikely McCord would declare he won’t be running in Blue Bell, only to tour a plant in Pittsburgh and announce the same thing five hours later.
The other Democratic candidates for Governor include former DEP Secretaries John Hanger and Katie McGinty, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, and former Secretary of Revenue Tom Wolf.