Pa. Sen. Jake Corman drops GOP gubernatorial bid, endorses Lou Barletta in May 17 primary

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During a press conference on Thursday, state Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, dropped his faltering bid for governor, and called on his fellow Republicans to support the candidacy of former U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of Hazleton. Establishment Republicans are trying to head off a possible win by outsider candidate, Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, whom they believe is unelectable in the November general election. Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro is running without opposition in the May 17 primary.

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.


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