Weekly roundup of world briefs
October 22, 2021
Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Jewish AG, declares candidacy for governor
(JTA) — Josh Shapiro, the Pennsylvania attorney general who made national headlines last year pushing back against attempts to reverse Joe Biden’s win in the state, is running for governor of the state.
Shapiro, a Democrat who has deep roots in the Jewish community, made the long-expected announcement on Monday, The Associated Press reported. The incumbent governor, Tom Wolf, who cannot run for a third term, said as long ago as 2019 that he favored Shapiro to succeed him.
Shapiro, 48, last year rose to prominence...