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Rob McCord: Could the VC-turned-politician challenge Governor Tom Corbett?

Could a former venture capitalist and early Philly tech scene cheerleader become our next governor? That’s the big question driving Philadelphia Magazine’s feature on state treasurer Rob McCord. Check out our Q&A with McCord here, and find more of our coverage of the state treasurer here. From the article: McCord, though, is a thoroughly modern […]

State treasurer Rob McCord announced his candidacy for governor.

Could a former venture capitalist and early Philly tech scene cheerleader become our next governor?

That’s the big question driving Philadelphia Magazine’s feature on state treasurer Rob McCord.

Check out our Q&A with McCord here, and find more of our coverage of the state treasurer here.

From the article:

McCord, though, is a thoroughly modern politician. He’s run a think tank and a series of investment funds. He’s considered a critical early leader in the development of the region’s tech industry. He has an African-American wife. And he entered politics late in life, mea­ning he has ascended without the benefit—or b­aggage—of a machine to call his own.

All of which makes him one of the most intriguing figures to appear on Pennsylvania’s political stage in some time. Can a candidate as novel and contemporary as McCord win in a state this conventional? He seems sure to test that question. But when?

Read the whole article here.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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