Corbett mum about whether he’ll weigh in on Lt. Gov. race
PHILADELPHIA—Tom Corbett isn’t showing his hand.
With GOP insiders looking to see whether and how their likely gubernatorial nominee will make his preference for a running mate known, the Attorney General bluntly declined to discuss the matter.
“That’s a good question, but you’re not going to get an answer,” Corbett told pa2010.com during a candidates’ forum here Tuesday night. “These candidates have been out there campaigning … and I’m watching what’s going on.”
Corbett would hold incredible sway in determining who the Republican State Committee endorses for the position when it meets this weekend in Harrisburg. He has publicly stayed out of the fray as the candidates courted regional committee caucuses, and some party insiders have been surprised by what they see as his reticence to pick a running mate even after the caucus process finished last weekend. A couple more days remain for Corbett to weigh in, but he would not even shed light on whether or not he’ll favor a certain candidate—let alone who that candidate would be.
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February 10, 2010 at 8:00 pm