On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced his gubernatorial run, the first Democrat to officially confirming a bid as Democratic incumbent Gov. Tom Wolf (D-Pennsylvania) is leaving the office due to term limits.

“Pennsylvania, I have been in the game. I’ve taken on the powerful, and I’ve held them accountable, and I’ve gotten real things done for the people,” Shapiro said during the announcement event he held in Pittsburgh. “Now I’m ready to take on the next big fight as your governor, but I know I can’t do it alone.”

In the video announcement, Shapiro stressed that the state is in danger of losing the gubernatorial seat to the Republican candidates who “undermine free and fair elections.”

“Each of us has a responsibility in life to get off the sidelines, get in the game and do our part to make things better,” Shapiro said in his video announcement. “We’re in a critical time in America, here in Pennsylvania, too. Already there are Republicans running for governor who want to lead us down a dark path, undermine free and fair elections, strip away voting rights and permanently divide us. That’s the kind of divisive politics that gets in the way of solving real problems.”

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