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2nd Republican seeks nomination in state attorney general race

Aaron Aupperlee
| Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, 5:09 p.m.

A second Republican says he has joined his party's primary race for Pennsylvania attorney general.

Joe Peters, a former federal and state prosecutor and deputy director in former President George W. Bush's Office of National Drug Control Policy, has said he is the best choice to restore faith and confidence to the state's top law enforcement position.

Peters, 58, of Lake Winola in Wyoming County, has worked as a consultant on terrorism, intelligence and prosecution for law enforcement agencies since mounting an unsuccessful run of state auditor general in 2004. He joins state Sen. John Rafferty of Montgomery County in the contest for the Republican party's nomination.

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr., Montgomery County Commissioner Chair Josh Shapiro and Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli are seeking the Democratic nomination. Attorney General Kathleen Kane has said she is seeking re-election despite facing criminal charges.

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