Corbett To Run For Governor

03.17.09 | FL News Team

State Attorney General Tom Corbett has taken the first step towards running for Pennsylvania governor. The Republican filed paperwork on Monday establishing an exploratory committee after talking with both party leaders and his family.

Corbett could become the third Republican to seek Pennsylvania's top office after U.S. Representative Jim Gerlach and former U.S. Attorney Pat Meehan formed exploratory committees last month.

It is not known which Democrats will be seeking to replace Governor Ed Rendell, who can't run for a third term. Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and state Auditor General Jack Wagner are both possible candidates.