Corman tests positive for COVID-19, cancels 'special announcement' where he was expected to launch a run for Pennsylvania governor
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jake Corman, the ranking Republican in Pennsylvania’s state Senate, has tested positive for COVID-19, a day before he was expected to announce his candidacy for governor.
The Senate Republican communications office said in a brief statement Wednesday that Corman tested positive despite being fully vaccinated. It said Corman’s symptoms are mild.
A campaign official says Thursday night’s event, billed as a “special announcement” in Corman’s hometown of Bellefonte, is canceled.
The 57-year-old Corman represents a swath of central Pennsylvania surrounding Penn State’s main campus. He's served in the state Senate since 1999, after taking over the seat his father held.