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Gov. Tom Corbett, political supporters head to Pennsylvania resort

By 69 News & Associated Press, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 24 2013 02:38:49 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 24 2013 02:49:42 PM CDT

Pa. Commonwealth Media Services

HARRISBURG, Pa. -

Gov. Tom Corbett and more than 100 political supporters are planning to gather at a southwestern Pennsylvania resort for a weekend event being headlined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The event at the Bedford Springs Resort is an opportunity for the Republican governor's supporters to discuss the upcoming campaign and enjoy speeches by Christie, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and conservative commentator Fred Barnes, said Corbett's campaign manager, Mike Barley.

Corbett's preparing for his 2014 re-election bid. He's facing headwinds, with lackluster support in independent polls and an administration that's trying to re-tool following the collapse of his major agenda items in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

About a half-dozen Democrats are planning to seek the party nomination to challenge Corbett. Pennsylvania's best-known Democrats, including U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, aren't running.