Schwartz has been climbing the rungs of Democratic leadership and had indicated interest in challenging Gov. Corbett. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Updated: 3:57 p.m. | Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, D-Pa., is increasingly close to jumping into the gubernatorial race.
“She’s 80 percent of the way in,” Marcel Groen, the longtime Montgomery County Democratic Party chairman, told PoliticsPA late Friday night.
Schwartz had previously indicated some interest in challenging GOP Gov. Tom Corbett in 2014. She would enter the race as a top contender, although other well-known state Democrats are also openly considering a bid.
Her chief of staff, Rachel Magnuson, confirmed the congresswoman’s interest in the race to CQ Roll Call.