HARRISBURG (AP) – Charlie Gerow, a longtime conservative and political commentator, will run for governor of PA, joining the field of candidates vying for the Republican Party’s nomination next year. The 66-year-old Gerow runs a communications and marketing firm in Harrisburg, is vice chairman of the American Conservative Union, and is a rank-and-file state party committee member. Gerow said he will formally announce his campaign today at a volunteer firehouse in Cumberland County, where his son is a volunteer firefighter. Gerow has appeared on the GOP’s event circuit in recent months, speaking to audiences as a potential candidate. The governor’s office is open in 2023 since Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf is term-limited.

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