03 - 18 - 2014 Jay Paterno challened for his bid in Lt. Gov. race
[CDT] - A rival for Jay Paternoâs bid to capture the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor is challenging more than 200 signatures on the petitions the former Penn State football coach filed. Harrisburg City Councilman Brad Koplinksi filed paperwork Monday in the Commonwealth Court in the capital to have the signatures thrown out and Paternoâs name removed from the Democratic ballot. Koplinksi contends that 208 of the signatures are invalid for various reasons. Paterno, a surprise candidate for the stateâs No. 2 elected office and a former assistant coach under father Joe Paterno, filed the paperwork last week on the day signatures were due. If he withstands the challenge, he will be one of six candidates vying for the Democratic nod.