The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday reversed an earlier court decision and ruled that the lone challenger to incumbent Governor Tom Corbett may not have his name on the Republican ballot in the upcoming primary elections.
In a 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court reversed a Commonwealth Court ruling that would have allowed the name of Bob Guzzardi on the May 20 ballot.
Challengers to Guzzardi’s nominating petition claimed the potential challenger had not filed a statement of financial interests with the State Ethics Commission before the required deadline. The earlier ruling by Commonwealth Court had placed part of the blame for the failure to file on State Department employees who allegedly told Guzzardi it was not necessary to do so.
So, it appears that Corbett will run unopposed on the Republican ballot. Four Democrats, state Treasurer Rob McCord, former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty, U.S. Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz and former state Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf, are vying to oppose Corbett in November.