Williams officially announces 2012 run for auditor general

    West Philadelphia State Senator Anthony Williams, who just finished an unsuccessful run for governor, has his eyes on another statewide office.

    West Philadelphia State Senator Anthony Williams, who just finished an unsuccessful run for governor, has his eyes on another statewide office.

    Williams was very late getting into the governor’s race, but he’s very early for his next campaign.

    Speaking to supporters yesterday, Williams said he’ll likely run for State Auditor General, in 2012, two years from now.

    “There’s a lot of issues I’ve come across in my twenty-something years in the legislature that actually should be audited,” says Williams, “some things which I think are probably outmoded and outdated and need to go out of business.”

    Williams managed to come in third in the Democratic gubernatorial contest after getting five million dollars in contributions from just three wealthy donors.

    One irony: Though he’s running for an office that checks to make sure the books are straight and records are in order, Williams is a week late in filing his own campaign finance report. He says it will be in today.

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