Paterno Out of Race

By Ben Manning | bmanning@wtajtv.com

Published 03/28 2014 11:47PM

Updated 03/28 2014 11:49PM

STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - One of the biggest names in the race for lieutenant governor has officially dropped out.

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.

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