Challenge to Corbett's GOP foe goes to high court

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 16, 2014 11:27 AM
Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

(Harrisburg) --  A Republican Party-backed effort to disqualify the lone primary challenger to Governor Corbett is headed to the state Supreme Court.

Today, lawyers filed the appeal to a lower court decision that ruled that suburban Philadelphia businessman Bob Guzzardi can stay on the May 20 primary ballot.

In a Tuesday decision, Commonwealth Court Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt ruled that Guzzardi had met the requirement for petition signatures, accurately represented his occupation on his nomination petition and wasn't to blame for failing to file certain paperwork by a March 11 deadline.

Corbett is endorsed by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and is running for a second four-year term. Guzzardi is an outspoken Corbett critic who's said he's running to give party conservatives an alternative.

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