Bob Casey Rules Out Run for Governor

Gov. Tom Corbett can rest slightly more easily: Sen. Bob Casey, perhaps the best-known Democrat in the state of Pennylvania, has decided to sit out the next gubernatorial election. The Delco Daily Times reports:

Casey, who met with the Delaware County Daily Times editorial board this morning, was adamant that he has no plans to run for governor.

“My plans are to be in the United States Senate for six years,” he said. “That plan is etched in stone.”

But he won’t throw his support behind any other Democratic candidate at this point:. “I hope we can avoid an expensive primary,” he said.