Democrat Josh Shapiro, the state attorney general who built his political brand by taking on some of the most powerful institutions in Pennsylvania, plans to announce Wednesday a run for governor in 2022.
Shapiro, 48, is expected to announce his plans in a video announcement at 7 a.m. Wednesday, which will be followed by a news conference late morning in Pittsburgh and an evening event in his hometown of Abington, Montgomery County, according to his campaig
His resume and strong fundraising ability make him a frontrunner in the eyes of several party leaders and voters as he enters the Democratic field unchallenged.
The 2022 Pennsylvania governor’s race is listed as a toss-up by the Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.
Nine Republicans have declared their candidacy, and many more are expected to enter a race that…