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Jack Wagner drops out of Pa. governor's race

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Jack Wagner says a lack of money prompted him to drop out of the Pennsylvania governor's race.

The former two-term state auditor general withdrew from the May 20 primary ballot on Wednesday, the last day he could do so.

Wagner told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that reality set in when he started soliciting contributions from his traditional supporters and discovered that many of them were backing another candidate or staying neutral.

That leaves four candidates for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Tom Corbett - York businessman Tom Wolf, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, state Treasurer Rob McCord and former state environmental protection secretary Katie McGinty.

Campaign spokesmen for Wolf and McGinty say they don't think Wagner's leaving will have any effect on the race.

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