GOP endorses three candidates for Pa. Supreme Court

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 1, 2015 6:56 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

(Harrisburg) -- The Republican State Committee has endorsed candidates for three openings on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, but that doesn't mean they'll be the only ones on the May primary ballot. 

Adams County President Judge and former Adams County District Attorney Michael George, Superior Court Judge Judy Olson and Commonwealth Court Judge Ann Covey have won the committee's endorsements for the nominations. 

But at least two other appellate judges say they're running. 

Supreme Court Justice Correale Stevens, whom former Governor Tom Corbett appointed to fill a vacancy left by a resignation, says he's running but didn't compete for an endorsement because it would be inappropriate for a sitting justice. 

Superior Court Judge Cheryl Allen also is vowing to run against the party favorites.

She says GOP voters decide the nomination, not the state committee.  

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