- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A total of 10 candidates for president of the United States and five each for the U.S. senator and state attorney general met Tuesday’s close-of-business deadline in Pennsylvania to file paperwork for the state’s April 26 ballot, according to state officials. A look at who filed and who did not:


On the Democratic side, filers include former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Chicago businessman Willie Wilson and San Diego businessman Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente.

On the Republican side, filers include former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and New York developer Donald Trump.



Republican incumbent Pat Toomey has filed to seek a second, six-year term in office. He will not have a primary opponent.

Four Democrats filed paperwork to seek the party’s nomination to run against Toomey. They include: Braddock Mayor John Fetterman; Katie McGinty, a former top environmental adviser in Washington and Harrisburg; former Navy vice admiral and ex-Congressman Joe Sestak who is making his second run at the office; and Joe Vodvarka, a retired spring manufacturing shop owner and political unknown who got 20 percent of the Democratic primary vote for U.S. Senate in 2012.



Embattled Democratic incumbent Kathleen Kane isn’t running again, leaving the office wide open for a five-candidate field.

Two Republicans filed: State Sen. John Rafferty of Montgomery County and former Scranton police officer and ex-state prosecutor Joe Peters, who ran unsuccessfully for state auditor general in 2004.

Three Democrats filed: Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli; Josh Shapiro, the commissioners’ chairman in Montgomery County; and Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala.



Democrat Eugene DePasquale filed to seek a second, four-year term. Republican John Brown, the elected executive of Northampton County, filed for the GOP primary.



Otto Voit, a former business executive from Berks County, filed to run as a Republican.

On the Democratic side, two candidates filed: Joe Torsella of Montgomery County, a former state Board of Education chairman who President Barack Obama appointed to a top United Nations post in 2011; and Albert Baker Knoll of Pittsburgh, son of the late Lt.Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll and a former oil industry lobbyist.

The current treasurer, Tim Reese, is not running. Gov. Tom Wolf appointed Reese to finish the second term of ex-Treasurer Rob McCord, who resigned a year ago before pleading guilty to attempted extortion in a campaign fundraising scandal.

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