Last night, Morganelli announced the creation of a Political Action Committee.
“Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli has filed paperwork with the Department of State, Bureau of Elections establishing a statewide political committee,” the statement reads. “The new committee, ‘Morganelli PAC Pa.’ was filed on September 8, 2015 in Harrisburg. Morganelli is considering a campaign for Attorney General of Pennsylvania in 2016.”
He also provided a link to his own personal website.
The DA first indicated he was interested in running last August.
Morganelli was the Democratic nominee for Attorney General in 2008 but lost to then-incumbent and future Governor Tom Corbett by a 52% to 46% margin. In 2014, he flirted with a run for Lt. Governor but ultimately decided to pass. He has served as Northampton County DA since 1992.
Democratic prosecutor Jack Stollsteimer is also running and Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro is expected to jump into the race as well. On the Republican side, State Sen. John Rafferty and State Rep. Todd Stephens are competing for the nomination. It’s unclear what incumbent Kathleen Kane will do.