The Republican former Montco D.A. and current county commissioner floated a trial balloon via PoliticsPA this morning, saying that he is thinking of mounting a primary challenge to Gov. Corbett next year:
“I am considering the possibility of becoming a candidate for Governor,” Castor said. “I believe that Governor Corbett is vulnerable.”
For months, murmurs of a possible primary challenge have circulated among Republican insiders. Castor is the first person to say he’s pondering a run and he’s among the top tier of potential candidates.
“It looks to me like Governor Corbett has not fulfilled the promise he came into office with,” Castor said. “That could change and everything could end up being terrific a year from now. But if it’s not I want to be in a position where I haven’t sat on my hands.”
Castor has lost to Corbett once before, in the 2004 primary for state attorney general. For more on Castor, see this 2011 piece by Jason Fagone.