Tom Corbett Gets His First Formidable Foe In The 2014 Race For Governor

04.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There is another name in the hat in the 2014 race for Pennsylvania governor. Tom Wolf, a wealthy central Pennsylvania businessman and former State Revenue Secretary, announced today he's running, and vowed to put up at least 10 million dollars of his own fortune for the 2014 democratic nomination. "I'm in," he declared in a draft email going to his supporters Tuesday, ending months of speculation about his intentions. His professional experience and wealth make him a strong candidate for the party. Other hopefuls to run against Tom Corbett include state government veteran John Hangar and political unknown Max Myers.  

Meanwhile, several names are surfacing as potential candidates to become governor of New York. GOP party chairman Ed Cox floated around five party possibilities who might run against Andrew Cuomo next year: Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Congressman Chris Gibson and Harry Wilson, a resident of Scarsdale who formerly ran for state comptroller.  Also mentioned was Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards.