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Minister Max Myers announces Democratic gubernatorial campaign

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 18, 2013 5:23 PM

(Harrisburg) -- A minister with no previous political experience is the newest Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor in 2014.

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Max Myers held a news conference today at the state Capitol in Harrisburg as part of a three-day tour to publicize his candidacy.

Myers is an Illinois native and Army veteran who served as pastor at several Assembly of God churches in the Midwest region.

He now lives in suburban Harrisburg.

Until last year, he worked with an evangelical group called Global Awakening.

The former Republican switched political affiliation three years ago and says the Democratic Party better reflects his principles.

As governor, he says he'd work to eradicate poverty and ensure that all children receive a world-class education.

More than a half-dozen other Democrats are also considering running for governor in 2014.

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