Jay Paterno Eyeing 5th District Congressional Run

10.25.13 | Bob Price

There are fresh indications that Jay Paterno, son of the late legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, may enter the race to challenge Republican incumbent congressman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson in next year’s mid-term elections. Democratic figures in Centre County and throughout Pennsylvania say they have had conversations with the former Penn State assistant coach in which he indicated an interest in the race and promises to make a decision in about a month. Although Paterno's father was a high profile Republican, Jay Paterno has been an active Democrat since Barack Obama's first presidential campaign.