Candidates file for Pa.'s April 22 primary

February 12, 2008 3:20:39 PM PST
Candidates seeking to qualify for Pennsylvania's April 22 primary election will get an extra day and a half to turn in their papers. Gov. Ed Rendell extended the deadline from 5 p.m. Tuesday until noon Thursday because of weather-related traffic problems.

The major statewide candidates had already filed their petitions.

Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama filed nominating petitions to compete for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Rep. Ron Paul filed for the Republican primary.

Among candidates for the three state row offices, the only competition appeared to be a four-way contest for the Democratic nomination for state treasurer.