Pa-Gov: Corman Rules Out Gov Bid
Corman told his hometown paper the Centre Daily Times that pushing for pension reform while simultaneously running for Governor would create “unnecessary tension.” Corman has made pension reform a priority during his time as Majority Leader.
From the Daily Times:
Corman — in his second term as majority leader — enjoys the job, he said, adding that he thinks it’s important to not use the position as a “springboard” to something bigger.
PoliticsPA reached out to Corman for further comment.
State Senator Scott Wagner has already jumped into the race and is actively campaigning and consolidating support among party activists. A primary fight between Corman and Wagner would throw a wrench in the ability of the Senate GOP caucus to function.
Wagner’s early push puts pressure on rumored candidates to make a decision early whether they should jump into the contest: former Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley, Congressman Mike Kelly (R-Butler), western Pennsylvania businessman Paul Mango, and House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana).