One candidate is leaving the Republican field seeking the nomination to challenge Pennsylvania’s two-term Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey, while another is getting into race.
Four-time candidate Joe Vodvarka says he’s running as a Republican, after losing three straight primaries as a Democrat.
He’s a semiretired owner of a Pittsburgh-area spring manufacturing shop.
Also in the race are Republican midstate Congressman Lou Barletta, state Representative Jim Christiana, and Libertarian Dale Kerns.
Casey is seeking a third six-year term in 2018.
Dropping out of the Senate campaign is real estate investor Jeff Bartos of Montgomery County.
He says he’ll run instead for lieutenant governor on a ticket with state Senator Scott Wagner of York County — who is hoping to challenge Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s re-election bid.