On August 2, a statewide petition for Pennsylvania governor was filed by the Tea Party. The candidate for Governor is John Krupa, who had earlier expected to be the Constitution Party candidate for Governor. The Constitution Party did not feel it had enough funding to complete its own petition. But then a Tea Party group contacted Krupa and asked him to be its gubernatorial candidate, and he accepted.
The petition has approximately 24,000 signatures. The requirement is 19,056.