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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.

Rob McCord

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.

People: Rob McCord / Tom Corbett
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