Former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain announced his candidacy for governor of Pennsylvania at a press conference on the steps of Chester County Courthouse on Monday. Several dozen supporters joined the event along with his wife Stephanie and their four children. McSwain becomes the 8th Republican candidate who has declared to run for Pennsylvania governor. “I am a fighter, a fighter for conservative values that lift people up and enable our communities to thrive,” McSwain told the crowd. “As governor, I promise to protect you from any threats in the federal government, including any attempts to impose socialism or to limit our freedoms.” McSwain is a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, appointed by then-President Donald Trump. He was responsible for the public safety of the nearly 6 million residents of the district. McSwain, also a former officer with the U.S. Marines,  describes himself as a tough-on-crime candidate who …


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