In a speech formally kicking off his marketing campaign in Pittsburgh, Shapiro vowed to make authorities extra environment friendly and known as for investments in state well being care, training and infrastructure.
“As a commonwealth, we’re facing some serious challenges right now, many of them laid bare by Covid — from health care to education to the workforce,” he stated.
Shapiro stated as governor that he “won’t hesitate to use that veto pen” to guard voting rights, reproductive rights, and the best to prepare.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat first elected in 2014, is time period restricted, leaving the sphere extensive open.
A handful of Republican candidates, together with former US Rep. Lou Barletta, former US attorney Bill McSwain and GOP strategist Charlie Gerow, are additionally vying to be the subsequent governor.
During Wednesday’s marketing campaign occasion, Shapiro took a swing at his Republican rivals, saying “they’re passing the far-right litmus test, and they’re pandering to the special interests.”
While warning that “our fundamental rights are at risk right now,” Shapiro stated he would “continue to stand up to the attacks on our democracy,” strengthen voter intimidation legal guidelines and enhance the mail-in poll course of as governor.
Shapiro was narrowly elected the state’s prime prosecutor in 2016. He previously served on the Board of Commissioners in Montgomery County and within the Pennsylvania state House.
Shapiro was reelected in 2020 by practically 5 share factors and began his second time period as attorney general in January.
He joins Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in operating for governor after defending the 2020 vote depend of their states. Hobbs launched her marketing campaign for Arizona governor in June.
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