Jay Paterno announced Friday afternoon that he was ending his campaign.
He said he could fight the challenge to his petition in court, but that could drag out over time and he says it would be a distraction for the primary.
He thanked everyone who supported him, but he says he didn't want his personal goals to distract from the common good.
Copyright 2015 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.