Pa. Senate candidate Sean Parnell suspends campaign after custody battle, abuse claims

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Senate candidate Sean Parnell suspended his campaign Monday, hours after a judge ruled against him in a custody battle that included allegations he had physically and verbally abused his wife and children. “There is nothing more important to me than my children, and while I plan to ask the court to reconsider, I can’t continue with a Senate campaign,” Parnell said in a statement. “My focus right now is 100% on my children, and I want them to know I do not have any other priorities and will never stop fighting for them.” His decision capped a rapid collapse for a candidate who, a…

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