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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