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Joe Paterno's Son May Run for Congress as Democrat

Joe Paterno's Son May Run for Congress as Democrat

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 25 (UPI) —
Jay Paterno, son of the late Joe Paterno, who was Penn State football coach, may challenge U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., Democratic party figures said.

Jay Paterno hasn’t confirmed his plans, but Centre County and state Democratic officials said they’ve spoken to him about running in next year’s election and expect him to make a decision in about a month.

During a speech Oct. 6 at the Centre County Democratic Dinner, state Treasurer Rob McCord encouraged Paterno, who was at the dinner, to run, The Patriot News of Harrisburg, Pa., reported.

Joe Paterno died in 2012.

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