Constitution Party candidate to end Pennsylvania U.S. House run

Pennsylvania’s Bucks County Courier-Times reports Eighth District U.S. House candidate Jay Russell decided to end his Constitution Party run “two days before a hearing challenging his candidacy was set to take place.” Independent candidate Tom Lingenfelter “challenged Russell’s candidacy in Commonwealth Court,” alleging that “more than 2,500 of the 3,916 signatures Russell had collected for his nominating petition were invalid. Lingenfelter claimed that Russell had people sign his petition by claiming he was an Independent or third-party candidate or that they were signing a petition for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.” Russell “has run for a number of different offices over the past 15 years, including state representative, township supervisor and county commissioner, but has never won. He ran for Congress in 1994 as a Libertarian candidate and lost.” Russell entered the race just a few weeks ago.

2 thoughts on “Constitution Party candidate to end Pennsylvania U.S. House run

  1. rockyreidel

    Russell is awesome! I hope he runs in the next election cycle. Good Luck Jay!

    ~Rocky

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