By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – Barely more than a month after jumping in, Pennsylvania’s former auditor general is bowing out of the race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

READ MORE: Stray Bullet Kills Man Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Inside Norristown Home, Police Say

Many observers scratched their heads when former Auditor General Jack Wagner waited until late February to join the Democrats running for governor. Now he tells the Associated Press that he found that his traditional supporters are backing another candidate or staying neutral.

READ MORE: Philadelphia Sets New Record With 501st Homicide In Single Year After Man Killed In East Mount Airy

Wagner’s decision to drop out of the race leaves the Democratic field without a candidate from the western part of the state. The four remaining candidates are businessman Tom Wolf, who has been ahead recent polls, along with state Treasurer Rob McCord, former Rendell cabinet member Katie McGinty and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz.

 

MORE NEWS: Man Charged After Juvenile Shot In Alleged Road Rage Incident In Lehigh County, Police Say