According to the AP, former Auditor General Jack Wagner dropped out of the race for governor.
Wagner was the latest entrant to the race, joining right after the petition period began, months behind the other candidates who are seeking the Democratic nomination. Today was the deadline that candidates could withdraw from the primary and have their names removed from the ballot.
This is the latest in the string of failed bids for Wagner. Last year, he lost the Democratic primary for mayor of Pittsburgh to Bill Peduto and in 2010 he lost the Democratic primary for Governor to Dan Onorato.
He leaves Rep. Allyson Schwartz, former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf, former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty and State Treasurer Rob McCord in the field for the Democratic nomination.
Wagner follows former DEP Secretary John Hanger, Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz, minister Max Myers and Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski in dropping out.