Oct 13, 2021 - Politics

Josh Shapiro to announce bid for Pennsylvania governor

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks at a press conference.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks at a press conference in April. Photo: Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images

Josh Shapiro, the state's top prosecutor, will launch his bid for governor on Wednesday morning in Pittsburgh, according to his campaign.

Why it matters: Shapiro, 48, is the first Democrat in the state to seek his party's nomination for the 2022 primary.

State of play: Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, is unable to run for a third term.

  • Expect a crowded race, as several Republican candidates have already begun vying for their party's ticket, including former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain.

Bio in brief: Shapiro, who lives in Abington, is the two-term attorney general.

  • Before that, he was a Montgomery County commissioner and a state representative.

What's ahead: Shapiro will host another rally on Wednesday at 6pm at Penn State Abington in Montgomery County to kick off his "Big Fights Bus Tour," according to his campaign.

  • He'll travel through the state over the next week.

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