Clock ticking as Wagner eyes possible gov bid

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Time is running out for Pennsylvania's Democratic would-be governors to say whether they're in or out of the race, and Jack Wagner is likely to be among the last to do so.

The former two-term state auditor general from Pittsburgh said Wednesday he's been flattered by some recent polls suggesting he'd be a stronger challenger against Republican Gov. Tom Corbett than Democrats who've been running for months.

Even though Wagner said in November he'd announce his decision by the end of 2013, he says he's still not ruling out a campaign.

State election laws could force his hand. Major-party candidates can begin circulating nomination petitions on Feb. 18. The only ones who'll be listed on the May primary ballot are those who gather at least 2,000 signatures by March 11.

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