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Ex-Republican midstate lawmaker to run for lieutenant governor

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 19, 2017 1:04 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- A second Republican is getting into the race for lieutenant governor.

Ex-state Representative Gordon Denlinger of Lancaster County says he'll seek the party's nomination in next year's election.

The 54-year-old trained accountant served 12 years in the House.

Already seeking the nomination is suburban Philadelphia real estate investor Jeffrey Bartos, who dropped his candidacy for U.S. Senate.

March 6 is the deadline for major party candidates to file paperwork for the May 15 primary election ballot.

Five Democrats have lined up to contest the re-election bid of the party's sitting lieutenant governor, Mike Stack.

Stack is a former Philadelphia state senator, who has little working relationship with Democratic Governor Tom Wolf.

He stripped Stack of police protection after receiving complaints about the lieutenant governor's treatment of state employees.

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