Here's another sign that U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D.,Pa.) is serious about exploring arun for governor:
She's invited Pennsylvania's Teacher of the Year to be her guest at Tuesday night's State of the Union address in Washington. Now, it's not unusual for a representative to host a notable constituent from the home district.

But the teacher in question, Ryan Devlin, works in Jefferson County, Pa., nearly 300 miles from Schwartz's 13th District, which lies in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties. Devlin is a high-school English teacher.

At last weekend's Democratic State Committee meeting in Hershey, Montgomery County party chairman Marcel Groen was quoted by Capitolwire as saying that Schwartz was "80 percent" certain she would run for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014.