According to the Inquirer, Bartos will make the official announcement on Thursday. The Inquirer cited three PA GOP sources for the announcement.
Bartos will join the state Senator Scott Wagner’s campaign as its Lieutenant Governor candidate, but will still have to win the primary to be the nominee.
Bartos’ exit clears one of the major challengers to Congressman Lou Barletta (R-Luzerne) from winning the Republican nomination to challenge Senator Bob Casey next year.
Rumors had been circulating for months that Bartos would make this move, but his campaign denied reports of the switch earlier this year.