Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz appears ready for gubernatorial bid

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 2, 2013 10:06 AM

(Harrisburg) -- Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz appears close to formally announcing a run for governor in 2014.

A fellow Democrat, Senator Daylin Leach, says he's running for the Philadelphia-area congressional seat Schwartz has occupied since 2005.

A Schwartz political spokeswoman isn't definitively saying what the fifth-term congresswoman is up to. Schwartz has said she plans to run for governor, and Leach says he's convinced she will.

Meanwhile, a congressional aide says Schwartz didn't know about or approve the aide's tense emails to a political adviser to state Treasurer Rob McCord. The emails complained that the McCord adviser had been unduly critical of Schwartz's chances in a gubernatorial election.

McCord, a Democrat, also is considering running for governor. Politico first reported on the email exchange Friday.

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