Oct 13, 2021 - Politics
Josh Shapiro to announce bid for Pennsylvania governor
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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