McCord Rules Out 2016 Senate Run

Rob-McCord-lores1The potential 2016 Democratic Senate field shrunk today.

State Treasurer Rob McCord ruled out a run against Senator Pat Toomey.

“While it’s typical to drag these decisions out for a while to keep your name in the paper or raise money, Rob wants to avoid that and give activist friends clear guidance,” a McCord political advisor told PoliticsPA. “He will not be running for the U.S. Senate in 2016. However, he believes we will have a great shot at winning that seat in the coming cycle and he hopes to help make that happen.”

McCord was considered a potential candidate since as Treasurer he had already won statewide office. Additionally he launched a campaign for Governor earlier this year, finishing third in the Democratic primary with 16.84%, so he would have some infrastructure in place.

With McCord passing, the focus increases on the big names who still might jump in the race.

2010 Democratic nominee, and former PA-7 Congressman, Joe Sestak has already thrown his hat into the ring.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane has also admitted she is considering a run and Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro is inspiring some grassroots support.

Toomey, the state’s junior Senator, is a freshman who was first elected in 2010.

4 Responses

  1. And there’s a collective sigh of relief throughout the entire Commonwealth as we won’t have to endure another terrible, divisive, negative campaign by the arrogant Rob McCord.

  2. People frequently use the past participle, shrunk, in lieu of the past tense. It is unfortunately also common for those with a stick lodged where it should not be to completely miss the point.

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