As we just discussed, the speculation over who takes on Tom Corbett in 2014 got a little boost this weekend with reports that U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is edging closer to a bid.
Reporting from the Democratic state committee meeting in Hershey, the websites Capitolwire and PoliticsPA reported that Montgomery County Democratic Chairman Marcel Groen said Schwartz is "80 percent of the way" to running for governor.
The congresswoman was one of several Democratic officeholders and law enforcement officials who appeared at a gun-control event today in Philadelphia with Vice President Joe Biden.
Afterward, she declined at first to discuss the upcoming race: "We should talk about gun safety. That's what I'm here for. I'm here as a member of Congress. We can talk politics another time."
But several minutes later, asked about the 80 percent number, she smiled and said: "That's pretty accurate."