I’m a few days late on this one, but Corbett is officially in the race now, running against 6th District Congressman Jim Gerlach. Â I have nothing against Gerlach as a Congressman, but I’ll be honest, his candidacy for Governor never really made that much sense to me. Â Corbett has a track record of being able to win state wide elections, even in years where it’s tough to be a Republican. Â Gerlach is giving up his previously very tightly contested Congressional seat, meaning the GOP is going to have to pour money and resources into that district in order to keep it.
I understand politicians are ambitious, and Governor is an easier step to the Oval Office than Congress or Senate, but I think Gerlach is unlikely to capture the nomination. Still, Gerlach has a track record of winning tough elections too, so he is probably not to be underestimated. It should be an interesting race.