Former US Attorney Bill McSwain joined the Republican field in the open Pennsylvania Governor’s yesterday, becoming the tenth contender to do so. Mr. McSwain was a Trump appointee to his US Attorney’s position, and found himself in a feud with former Attorney General Bill Barr after the election regarding the Pennsylvania voter fraud issue. Among those announced GOP candidates are former US Representative and 2018 US Senate nominee Lou Barletta, state Senators Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) and Scott Martin (R-Strasburg), and Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale.
The Democrats have no announced candidates in an open race for a position they currently control in the person of term-limited Gov. Tom Wolf (D). This is because the party has virtually cleared the field for Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D), who is soon expected to enter the race. Democrats appear to have an edge in the general election, but the Republicans will have a competitive nominee.
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