Paterno Drops Out of Lt. Governor Race

Published 03/28 2014 05:07PM

Updated 03/28 2014 06:24PM

March 28, 2014 - Just two days after he appeared on our Newsmaker segment on JET24 Action News, Jay Paterno announces he is dropping out of the lt. governor's race.

In a statement released today, Paterno says "Over the last 24 hours in talking with attorneys it has become clear that the ballot challenge could be a long process with potential decision and appeals carrying beyond Monday's hearing. With less than two months reminaing before the primary, I do not want an ongoing legal back and forth to be a distraction in this race."

Paterno's petitions were challenged by another candidate for lt. governor, Brad Koplinski.

Paterno was expected to appear in court on Monday.

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