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Updated: November 23, 2021 | 5:00 am

Trump-backed GOP U.S. candidate in Pa., Sean Parnell, loses custody battle, suspends campaign

The judge wrote that Laurie Snell, estranged wife of Sean Parnell, was “the more credible witness.”

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Parnell again denies hurting his sons as child-custody case continues

The court also heard testimony from a woman who has cared for the family for more than a decade, who said she never witnessed any physical abuse.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

GOP U.S. Senate candidate in Pa. denies estranged wife’s allegations

Monday was the first opportunity for Parnell to testify and for his lawyers to cross examine Laurie Snell after she testified she had endured years of rage and abuse.

By The Associated Press

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Senate candidate’s estranged wife questioned in custody case

The estranged wife of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sean Parnell said Monday during a custody hearing that a judge had rejected her request for a restraining order.

By The Associated Press

Updated: November 2, 2021 | 5:00 am

Senate candidate’s wife testifies about abuse, being choked

Laurie Parnell’s testimony came during divorce and custody proceedings in Butler County court over the custody of their three children, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania US Senate candidate loses bid to seal child custody case

A judge is refusing to seal records and proceedings in the ongoing custody battle involving Sean Parnell, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. The judge, in his Thursday ruling, also rejected Parnell’s request to bar his wife from talking about past restraining orders she had sought against him.

By The Associated Press

US Senate race in Pennsylvania takes personal turn

Real estate developer Jeff Bartos slammed rival Sean Parnell for allegations related to his contentious divorce and child custody dispute.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Parnell gets Trump endorsement in Pennsylvania Senate race

Former President Donald Trump is endorsing in Pennsylvania’s crowded U.S. Senate field, backing Republican Sean Parnell in what is expected to be one of the nation’s most competitive Senate contests in next year’s election. Parnell, a former Army Ranger who penned a memoir of his service in Afghanistan, was already getting enthusiastic support from Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., before Trump’s Wednesday endorsement.

By The Associated Press

After saying he didn’t want to litigate 2020 election, Parnell says he supports audit of Pennsylvania results

Republican Sean Parnell hopes to win the U.S. Senate race in 2022, but it’s not clear whether he believes Pennsylvanians should trust the outcome of the last major election. Just a few weeks after saying he didn’t want to relitigate past results, he said on a conservative podcast that he supported a “forensic audit” of the 2020 election in Pennsylvania.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA and Chris Potter/WESA

Sean Parnell criticizes Lamb at Republican reception after announcing congressional bid

Republican Sean Parnell announced his bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb (D-17) on Fox News Wednesday, criticizing the Democrat’s voting record and pledging to better represent constituents.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA