BOB GUZZARDI, a conservative activist from Ardmore, has no plans to raise serious campaign cash and little chance to defeat Gov. Corbett in the May 20 Republican primary election.
That didn't stop four Republican officials from across the state from trying to boot Guzzardi from the ballot yesterday.
Guzzardi calls that good news.
"I think this gives me credibility as a candidate," he said. "They're taking me seriously. They see me as a threat. That is amazing."
The challenge, filed in Commonwealth Court, claims that Guzzardi failed to gather the required 2,000 signatures from voters in his party on nominating petitions, with at least 100 coming from 10 counties.