Two more Democratic hopefuls in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial primary race have dropped out of the field, leaving the party with five candidates for the May 20 primary elections.
Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz withdrew early this week, stating the process is too involved. Her announcement was followed by word that former Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger has announced he is leaving the chase. Sources close to Hanger cited as reasons the candidate’s drop in the polls and an aggressive advertising campaign being run by candidate Tom Wolf.
Pentecostal preacher Max Myers, from Mechanicsburg, had withdrawn last month, saying he was having a difficult time securing both money and petition signatures for the race.
Still in the campaign are Wolf, who is a former Secretary of the state’s Department of Revenue, current State Treasurer Rob McCord, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, former Auditor General Jack Wagner and another one-time DEP Secretary, Katie McGinty.