Senate candidate was ‘a good dad,’ estranged wife told him

BUTLER, Pa. — The estranged wife of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sean Parnell says a judge had rejected her request for a restraining order in 2018 based on her allegations that he had harmed one of their children.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Laurie Snell testified Monday about the incidents under cross-examination in Butler County Court.

She said she went on vacation with Parnell and their children almost immediately after one of the incidents. Later, Snell asked Parnell if he wanted to watch the children and texted him, “I know you’re a good dad.”

Snell testified last week that she had endured years of rage and abuse from him.