A 2nd Republican is getting into the race for PA'S Lt. governor

12.20.17 | Brandon Dickson

Ex-state Representative Gordon Denlinger of Lancaster County says he'll seek the party's nomination in next year's election.

The 54-year-old trained accountant served 12 years in the House.

Already seeking the nomination is suburban Philadelphia real estate investor Jeffrey Bartos, who dropped his candidacy for U.S. Senate.

March 6 is the deadline for major party candidates to file paperwork for the May 15 primary election ballot.

Five Democrats have lined up to contest the re-election bid of the party's sitting lieutenant governor, Mike Stack.