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Paterno withdrawing from Lt. Gov race

Written by Ben Allen and The Associated Press | Mar 28, 2014 2:52 PM

(State College) -- Jay Paterno has dropped out of the Democratic race for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor.

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Paterno, the son of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, says conversation with his lawyers have convinced him that trying to overcome challenges to him nomination petition would be a long process that would distract from the campaign.

"With less than two months remaining before the primary I do not want an ongoing legal back and forth to be a distraction in this race," Paterno said in a statement.

Paterno was one of six candidates vying to be the running mate of whomever is picked as the Democratic nominee in the general election.

Republican incumbent Governor Corbett has a longshot challenger who also faces a legal challenge to his nomination petition.

 

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