Myers exits Pa governor's race

The Rev. Max Myers, an evangelical pastor from suburban Harrisburg, on Monday ended his long-shot campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor.


“The logistical and financial challenges of moving my campaign forward have become too great to overcome,” Myers said in a statement announcing his decision. He had been campaigning for about two years.

During his campaign, Myers spoke of the need to attack poverty, proposed a moratorium on fracking for natural gas to protect the environment, and a backed a new tax on financial transactions to finance education, allowing school districts to enact property tax cuts.

“I hope that these ideas, now planted in the soil of political discourse, will grow among the remaining candidates,” Myers said.

With Myers’ withdrawal, there are seven candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to take on Gov. Corbett.

They are: U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz; state Treasurer Rob McCord; former DEP commissioners Katie McGinty and John Hanger; York businessman and former revenue secretary Tom Wolf; former state Auditor General Jack Wagner; and Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz.