Third-party candidates file to run for Pa. governor, Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Third-party candidates in Pennsylvania for governor and U.S. Senate are filing paperwork to get on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, potentially making a crucial difference in the high-stakes races.

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Several have already filed, while more may file ahead of Monday’s close-of-business deadline.

Keystone Party candidates for governor and U.S. Senate have filed voter signatures, while a Libertarian Party candidate has filed for Senate.

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A spokesperson for the Green Party says the organization is working to accumulate enough signatures for its candidates to submit the paperwork by the deadline.

A third-party candidate’s draw in a general election could make a difference in a close race between the major party candidates.