GOP field clear for state senator's bid for attorney general

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 21, 2015 1:57 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A third-term state representative and former prosecutor from the Philadelphia suburbs is ending his candidacy for Pennsylvania attorney general. 

Republican Representative Todd Stephens of Montgomery County has announced his decision after losing a string of regional party committee straw votes to state Senator John Rafferty.

That leaves Rafferty with a clear Republican field for now. 

Rafferty is in his fourth Senate term. 

The office is currently held by embattled Democrat Kathleen Kane.

It's not clear that she'll run for re-election as she fights perjury charges, the suspension of her law license and the potential of being removed from office. 

Four Democrats say they'll seek the party's nomination in the April 26 primary election. Candidates must file signatures no later than Feb. 16 to get on the ballot.  

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