Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro declares candidacy for governor, blasts Republicans

PITTSBURGH — HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Democratic attorney general has announced his candidacy for governor. Josh Shapiro released a campaign video in which he sought to tie Republican rivals to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn last year’s election.

Shapiro is running unopposed in the Democratic primary so far, while the Republican field is crowded with state senators, business leaders, a former congressman, a former federal prosecutor under Trump and others.

The Republican Governors Association said Shapiro would continue what it called the “failed policies” of the incumbent governor, Democrat Tom Wolf, who is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term.

We streamed his announcement LIVE on our WPXI Now streaming apps, which are available on Roku, AppleTV and Amazon Fire.