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Bruce Castor drops idea of 2014 GOP challenge to Governor Corbett

Written by The Associated Press | May 7, 2013 4:46 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett, facing stubbornly low approval ratings 18 months before next year's election, has one fewer potential opponent to worry about.

Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor says he's decided not to challenge Corbett in the 2014 Republican primary.

It's unusual for a sitting governor to face a serious primary challenge, but several Democrats say they plan to compete for the nomination to challenge Corbett.

Castor says it's been difficult to find time for his work as a lawyer and county commissioner, and for his family, while he tours the state to drum to support.

He says it's an enormous task to unseat the party's elected governor, and he says he's uncertain whether enough people would have an open mind to him if he had decided to run.

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