Gov. Tom Corbett will return to Pittsburgh next week to kick off a formidable task: a bid for re-election in the face of approval ratings that have energized Democrats and prompted some Republicans to question if he is the best candidate to lead their ticket.
The governor will announce his campaign for a second term Wednesday morning at the Heinz History Center before heading out on a statewide tour, according to three people with knowledge of the plans.
The tour will start in Pittsburgh and hit the major cities in Pennsylvania, said Jim Roddey, the county Republican chairman and former Allegheny County executive. The history center, where Mr. Corbett announced his campaign in 2009, confirmed the governor has an event scheduled that morning
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