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Presidential Hopefuls Begin Filing For Pennsylvania's Ballot

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Democratic presidential candidate, businessman Tom Steyer listens to an attendee's question during a town hall at Faith in Action's 2020 National Faith Forum, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas.

California billionaire Tom Steyer is the first Democratic presidential candidate to file signatures to get on Pennsylvania's primary ballot. That's according to information from the state election office Friday.

The other campaigns have through 5 p.m. on Tuesday to file 2,000 signatures of voters who are registered Democrats to get on Pennsylvania's April 28 primary ballot.

Pennsylvania is a late primary state, but nonetheless could be important if the eventual nominee remains in doubt past March since Pennsylvania has the sixth-most delegates in the Democratic primary.

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