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Sat Mar 2, 2013, 09:18 AM

U.S. Rep. Schwartz to set up political panel, a key move in run for governor (PA)

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D., Pa.) said Friday that she would establish a state political committee in the next few weeks, an important procedural precursor to her expected run for governor of Pennsylvania. The six-term representative from Jenkintown has been traveling around the state trying to line up support.

Should she pull the trigger, Schwartz said, she would not file to run simultaneously for her House seat. "Legally, I'm allowed to, but it wouldn't be right," she said. "I am interested in running for governor. . . . I want to be all in."

Earlier in the week, Schwartz took a step in that direction when she quit as fund-raising chairperson of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Schwartz is one of several Democrats thinking of taking on Republican Gov. Corbett in 2014 - among them state Treasurer Rob McCord, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, State Sen. Mike Stack 3d of Philadelphia, former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf, and former Philadelphia mayoral candidate Tom Knox. Only the former state environmental secretary, John Hanger, has formally announced a run.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/20130302_U_S__Rep__Schwartz_to_set_up_political_panel__a_key_move_in_run_for_governor.html

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Reply U.S. Rep. Schwartz to set up political panel, a key move in run for governor (PA) (Original post)
onehandle Mar 2013 OP
Divernan Mar 2013 #1
Chef Eric Mar 2013 #2
blue neen Mar 2013 #3
modrepub Mar 2013 #4
onehandle Mar 2013 #5

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Sat Mar 2, 2013, 09:49 AM

1. Excellent! She's by far the best qualified of the others listed as possibilities in the OP

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Sat Mar 2, 2013, 10:18 AM

2. She's my congresscritter, and she's never impressed me.

It always appeared to me that she was beholden to her corporate donors. I remember she even voted against net neutrality a few years ago.

On the bright side, if she runs for governor, then she won't be running for Congress again. Who knows, maybe we can get Joe Hoeffel, a genuine progressive, to come back and run for that 13th district seat again.

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Sat Mar 2, 2013, 10:43 AM

3. A step to get rid of Tom Corbett is a step in the right direction.

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Sat Mar 2, 2013, 10:44 AM

4. Don't honestly know much about her

but she'll have a tough primary fight if others on the eastern side of the state throw their hats in. I've seen many easterners in this state loose out because there are several candidates from the Philly area on the primary ballot and only one from the Pittsburgh region (not that anything is wrong in Pittsburgh).

I'd like to see her win just to watch the vitriol pour out of the tea baggers in this state.

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Sat Mar 2, 2013, 11:30 AM

5. She's my Philly suburb Rep. I think she'll get the nomination. nt

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