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Saturday, February 18, 2006
Joe Hoeffel for Lt. Gov.
HARRISBURG - Receiving no objection from Gov. Rendell, former U.S. Rep. Joseph Hoeffel said yesterday he would move ahead with his planned campaign for lieutenant governor. Hoeffel said Rendell, in a private meeting on Wednesday, made no attempt to dissuade him from taking on Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll in the Democratic primary.
He said he would not run over "the governor's active objections."
Hoeffel's entrance into the lieutenant governor's race would make it a four-way primary. Valerie McDonald Roberts, Allegheny County's recorder of deeds, and Harrisburg activist Gene Stilp also seek the office. They are taking on the incumbent Catherine Baker Knoll who has been involved in various controversies recently.