HARRISBURG Pennsylvania's highest court on Thursday said Gov. Corbett's only Republican challenger will not be listed on the May 20 primary election ballot.
The state Supreme Court reversed a lower court in a 5-2 decision, finding that Ardmore businessman Bob Guzzardi's failure to file his statement of financial interests on time with the state Ethics Commission was a "fatal flaw" that disqualified his candidacy.
Guzzardi is an outspoken Corbett critic who said he was running to give GOP conservatives an alternative. He had conceded his campaign was a long shot and, in a statement, thanked his supporters.