Former Auditor General will decide on run for Gov. by end of year

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 11, 2013 12:42 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Former Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner says he'll announce by the end of this year whether he plans to seek the Democratic nomination to run for governor in 2014. 

Wagner, a former state senator from Pittsburgh who won two statewide elections as auditor general, fielded reporters' questions Monday about his political future at a Capitol news conference in Harrisburg. 

Wagner would be the only candidate from western Pennsylvania in a Democratic primary field that has already expanded to eight people who want to challenge Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election bid. 

At the news conference, Wagner also sharply criticized state House Republicans for blocking a $2.5 billion-a-year transportation funding plan already approved by the Senate. He says the increase is sorely needed to fix deteriorating bridges and highways. 

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