State Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Jefferson Hills), has decided to end his US Senate campaign in order to compete for the now open 18th District seat that embattled Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pittsburgh) is resigning. Mr. Saccone’s campaign may be short-lived, however. Local district Republican Party committee members will choose the special election nominees; therefore, no special primary will be conducted. Once Mr. Murphy leaves office at the end of next week, Gov. Tom Wolf (D) will schedule the special election, and then the various political party officers will announce the details of the nomination process and schedule.
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