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In shake-up, Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate to run for Lt. Gov., join Wagner ticket


WASHINGTON — In a shake-up for two statewide races, Main Line Republican Jeff Bartos is dropping out of Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race and joining the gubernatorial ticket of State Sen. Scott Wagner, according to three Pennsylvania GOP sources.

A formal announcement is expected Thursday.

Bartos will run as Wagner’s lieutenant governor candidate. His decision removes the main obstacle for U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta on his path to the Republican nomination for the Senate.

 Barletta and Bartos had been the two most active figures among a handful of Republicans vying for the chance to challenge the incumbent senator, Democrat Bob Casey, next year.
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