September 22nd, 2009
02:57 PM ET
11 years ago

Hoeffel joins race for Pennsylvania governor

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Rep. Joe Hoeffel officially joined the crowded Democratic gubernatorial field in Pennsylvania Monday.

"I am in the race and I am ready to ride!" Hoeffel said on his Facebook page.

The self-described progressive is in the race to replace Gov. Ed Rendell, who is term-limited. Hoeffel joins a Democratic primary field that includes Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato, Auditor General Jack Wagner, Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty and businessman Tom Knox.

Hoeffel was a congressman from 1999-2004, but gave up his seat inan unsuccessful bit to unseat Sen. Arlen Specter, then a Republican. He is now the Montgomery County Commissioner.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. rr

    How have the democrats run that state lately?
    Time for CHANGE!

    September 22, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  2. Dewey

    He's in the race and ready to cling to his religion and guns...

    September 22, 2009 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  3. gl, From Pittsburgh

    If the G-20 is an sucess, then Dan Onorato will win the Domocratic Primary. He already beat Jack Wagner in a straw drawing this pass weekend.

    September 22, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  4. Idiot_Pelosi

    Add another FOOL to the DUMocRATic party.....

    September 22, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  5. Jenn, Philadelphia

    Actually, he's in the race until they buy him off with something else. That's Democratic party standard operating procedure. Decide who they want to be the candidate and buy off every one else (i.e. – anyone who wanted to unseat Specter or replace State Senator Fumo).

    September 22, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |