Pa. Green Party gov hopeful falls short on signatures

The Green Party’s nominee for governor says he failed to gather enough petition signatures to qualify for the Nov. 4 ballot.

Paul Glover said Friday that his supporters gathered about 14,000 signatures out of the nearly 17,000 that were required. Friday was the deadline for potential third-party candidates.

There’s no word yet on whether the Libertarian Party’s candidate, Ken Krawchuk, succeeded in collecting enough signatures.

Glover says his failed bid resulted from several factors, including the large number of signatures required, his campaign’s low public profile and a lack of more money to pay signature gatherers.

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If Krawchuk qualifies for the ballot, he would face Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic candidate Tom Wolf.

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