Politics and Government
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- Pa. Treasurer Rob McCord running for governor
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Jay Paterno announces plans to run for lieutenant governor
Updated: Thursday, February 20 2014, 05:27 PM EST
By: WJAC Web Staff and The Associated Press
HARRISBURG -- Jay Paterno, a former quarterbacks coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions and son of the late coach Joe Paterno, has announced plans to run for lieutenant governor on the Democratic ticket.
Two state Democratic Party officials, Roger Lund of the south-central party caucus and Gerald Lawrence of the southeast party caucus, said Paterno called them Thursday and told them that he's circulating petitions to get on the May 20 primary ballot.
Party officials had expected Paterno might run for Congress, but Lund said Paterno told him that he believed he could serve the commonwealth better by staying in the state.
The field of Democratic lieutenant governor candidates is big, but lacks Paterno's name negotiation.
Lieutenant governor candidates run separately of gubernatorial candidates in the primary and together in the general election.