Corbett has GOP's backing

By John O'Brien | Feb 16, 2010


HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Republican Tom Corbett earned his party's endorsement Monday in his campaign to become Pennsylvania's next governor.

Corbett, the state's attorney general, is one of three Republicans who have declared their candidacy for the office. Four Democrats are also running.

"Attorney General Tom Corbett's name has become synonymous with government reform in Pennsylvania," state GOP chairman Rob Gleason said.

"Tom has spent a lifetime fighting to protect the citizens of this Commonwealth from public corruption and criminal predators, and I am excited to support his bid to take that watchdog mentality to the Governor's mansion."

National Guardsman Robert Allan Mansfield and state Rep. Sam Rohrer are also seeking the GOP bid.

Polls, including one from Rasmussen Reports last week, have Corbett winning in November against any Democratic opponent. That field includes state Auditor General Jack Wagner, former U.S. Rep. Joe Hoeffel and Scranton Mayor Christopher Doherty.

Corbett was appointed attorney general in 1995 to fill an unexpired term and stepped down in 1997. He was elected to the post in 2004.

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