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Pennsylvania Libertarians File for Governor, Senate Ballots

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    Pennsylvania Libertarians File for Governor, Senate Ballots
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    Libertarian candidates want to be on the ballot in Pennsylvania for U.S. Senate -- and governor. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania's nominees for U.S. Senate and governor are filing signatures to get on November's election ballot, helped by a federal court order in 2016 that substantially lowered signature requirements for minor-party candidates.

    The party's U.S. Senate nominee Dale Kerns and gubernatorial nominee Ken Krawchuk each said their campaigns filed more than twice the legal threshold of 5,000 signatures Friday.

    The deadline is next Wednesday.

    Kerns would join two-term Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and Republican challenger Lou Barletta on the ballot, while Krawchuk would join Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner.

    Kerns is a 34-year-old electrical construction project manager from Delaware County making his first bid for statewide office. Krawchuk is a 65-year-old computer architecture consultant from Montgomery County making his third bid for governor.