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).