The number of people running for governor of Pennsylvania dropped by one Thursday.
Democrat John Hanger of York at a news conference in Harrisburg announced that he would be dropping out of the race, saying that he felt candidate Thomas W. Wolf was the party's clear front-runner, Politics PA reported.
Hanger, a former Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection secretary, had received attention for his plan to legalize and tax marijuana.
Still vying for the party's nomination on May 20 are Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord; former Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen McGinty; U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz; former Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner, and Wolf.
The winner of the May primary will face Gov. Tom Corbett in the November general election.