John Ventre

John Ventre speaks to a meeting of the Punxsutawney Republican Club.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Republican Club hosted gubernatorial candidate John Ventre at its meeting Thursday evening.

Ventre is traveling the state collecting signatures as he pursues the Republican nomination for governor in next year’s primary election. Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial race is closely watched, as current Gov. Tom Wolf is constitutionally barred from seeking another term.

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