Rob McCord is running for Governor. Everyone knows it; it’s the worst kept secret in Pennsylvania Democratic politics. Deliberately so.
He made it very clear in June when he formed the campaign committee “McCord for Governor.”
He’s made it abundantly clear at every summer picnic and pancake breakfast across the state where he’s spoken – and he’s been hitting the road quite a bit.
But the state Treasurer is finally nearing the day when he pulls the trigger and makes it official.
In a message Tuesday to supporters from his Treasurer campaign email list, McCord asks what the perfect future looks like to them.
“For me the future of Pennsylvania is one with economic security for everyone, more jobs, stronger schools, and safer communities. “Can you take a minute to visit my website and tell me what YOU see in our future?” the message asks.
It links to a poll question to readers about what they would like to see in their future. The list reads like a gubernatorial candidate’s would. Possible choices are: good paying jobs; safer, smarter schools; freedom to marry; and more.
Additionally, as Keystone Politics spotted, the website also features a new logo: “Rob McCord for Pennsylvania”. The old logo contained his current title “Rob McCord Pennsylvania Treasurer”.
And his website no longer says it was paid for or authorized by a Treasurer committee. It says “Paid for and Authorized by McCord Committee”.
Monday is Labor Day. And Tuesday marks the first day of the fall campaign season for 2014 candidates.
Expect to hear a definitive statement from McCord – along with Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Philadelphia state Senator Mike Stack and all the other prospective Democrats for Governor – very soon.