HARRISBURG (AP) – Lancaster County Sen. Scott Martin says he’s forming an exploratory committee to run for the Republican nomination for governor in 2022. Martin joined a crowded field of declared and prospective candidates. Forming an exploratory committee helps him raise money for a campaign. Already declared is Republican Lou Barletta, the former four-term congressman. Democrats are rallying around state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who has said he expects to run for governor, but has yet to formally announce his candidacy.

SEN. SCOTT MARTIN