Hart Exits Governor’s Race After Residency Question
Hart, who announced earlier this week that he would be running for Governor, had to quickly withdraw from the race after a question about his residency in the state.
WHYY reporter Dave Davies learned that Hart did not meet the Constitutional requirement that a Gubernatorial candidate must live in the commonwealth for seven years prior to the election.
Hart moved back to Pennsylvania in May, putting him well below the requirement. Hart is still considering a run for the U.S. Senate.
In March, Hart formed an exploratory committee to look into a possible Senate run. Earlier this week, Hart shocked some observers by announcing instead for the Governor’s race.
Hart has deleted his tweets about his run for Governor, but the announcement press release is still available on his website as of writing.