Trump-backed Pa. Senate contender Parnell halts bid after custody ruling

Trump-backed Pa. Senate contender Parnell halts bid after custody ruling


Republican US Senate candidate Sean Parnell announced Monday he is suspending his Pennsylvania campaign after a judge granted his estranged wife full custody of their three children following domestic abuse allegations. 

Parnell, who has denied the claims, said he intends to ask the court to reconsider its ruling and does not feel he can continue in the race while the matter roils his family. 

“I strongly disagree with the ruling today and I’m devastated by the decision. I plan on asking the court to reconsider this decision. In the order, two of the leading factors that weighed heavily in the judge’s decision revolved around me being a leading U.S. Senate candidate,” Parnell said in a statement.  

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“There is nothing more important to me

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