Jake Corman drops out of Pennsylvania governor’s race; resources | WETM

(WHTM) – Jake Corman, president pro tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate, will drop out of the race for governor of Pennsylvania, according to multiple sources ABC27’s Dennis Owens.

Corman, a resident of Bellefonte, received 4% support in a WHTM Poll / Emerson College / The Hill Pennsylvania Primary Poll released last week.

Lou Barletta received 19.8% support in the poll of 1,000 likely Republican voters and Doug Mastriano was second with 19.4%. Dave White received 11.6% and William McSwain finished fourth with 7.9%.

Corman served as majority leader from 2015 to 2020 and has served as interim president since 2020.

Corman, who hired former senior adviser to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway as a campaign adviser, will for now still appear on the May primary ballot after receiving enough petitions by last month’s deadline.

News of Corman’s planned exit from the race comes amid former President Donald Trump’s statement that he won’t endorse William McSwain in the race for governor.

With Corman’s signal abandonment, eight Republicans remain in the gubernatorial race: Doug Mastriano, Melissa Hart, Lou Barletta, Joe Gale, Nche Zama, William McSwain, Dave White and Charlie Gerow.

.Pennsylvania’s primary election will be held on May 17th.

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