Crossey can't run for seat in 27th District, judge rules The withdrawal means Mr. Maher will have no opposition in the primary or general election.
But the big problem with the news is in the article in the line above. John Maher of the State House might still have an opponent in the GENERAL ELECTION. The petitions for getting onto the ballot are not due yet. A Libertarian, Indie, Green or Socialist (yeah right) could still get onto the ballot.
Well, a Socialist might not be such a bad idea now that USC (Upper St. Clair) is in such a tizzy with its I.B. program.
People without in-party opposition and people without other major party opposition can still face opposition in the general by third party challengers.