Stampede to file earlier than deadline for Pennsylvania major

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Candidates got here in a stampede to file paperwork to get on Pennsylvania’s major ballots, with massive fields shaping up for the open governor’s workplace, lieutenant governor’s workplace and U.S. Senate seat. 

Tuesday’s 5 p.m. submitting deadline to make Pennsylvania’s Could 17 major poll additionally utilized to races for Congress. 

This yr’s election is the primary time in many years that Pennsylvania has its governor’s workplace and a U.S. Senate seat on the identical poll with no incumbent operating. That is sparked heavy curiosity in contests which might be considered as extensive open.

Twelve apiece filed for U.S. Senate and lieutenant governor, whereas 11 filed for governor, most of them Republicans.

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