The race for the Democratic nomination for governor has become akin to the hokey pokey this month – you put one candidate in, you take one candidate out.
This week, it’s minister Max Myers dropping out.
According to CapitolWire’s Kevin Zwick, Myers cited logistical and financial problems as the reason for his withdrawal.
Myers was actually the first candidate to declare his run for governor but the second to withdraw. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski was the first to leave the race, throwing his support behind State Treasurer Rob McCord.
Myers is a retired U.S Army veteran who served as a crane operator in the service from 1971 to 1974. He later was commissioned in the Illinois National Guard as a Chaplain Candidate. Since 2007, he has served as director of Global Awakenings Ministry School in Mechanicsburg, PA.
His withdrawal narrows the Democratic field to 7: Rep. Allyson Schwartz, State Treasurer Rob McCord, former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf, former DEP Secretaries Katie McGinty and John Hanger, and Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz. The newest entrant to the race is former Auditor General Jack Wagner.