Jay Paterno Polling First in Latest Harper Poll

The other five candidates in the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor couldn’t have been happy for someone with the name recognition of Jay Paterno to enter the race last week. Their displeasure was confirmed yesterday, as Paterno finished ahead of all his competitors in the latest Harper Poll.

With 48% undecided, it’s still anyone’s race of course, and Paterno is still in the margin of error of second place Mark Critz. But the poll at least proves that Paterno is already in the thick of things after only one week on the campaign trail and three months before the election.

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“I felt like the best place for me to make a big impact on the state of Pennsylvania, and for the people of Pennsylvania, in a positive way was to run for Lieutenant Governor,” Paterno said on his announcement. “If I’m fortunate enough to get on the ballot and win the primary and the election next fall, then I felt like this was the role that I’m meant to be in right now.”

The former assistant Penn State football coach also spoke at THON over the weekend.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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