Wife-Beating, Drunk-Driving Dem Ends Campaign

Joe Brennan


A Democratic Pennsylvania state representative accused of beating his wife then driving drunk to dodge arrest has ended his reelection campaign.

"I have been privileged to represent the 133rd District for the past six years, but today I am submitting a request to remove my name from the November ballot," [Rep. Joe Brennan said].

"I truly regret the entire situation. I understand the public’s interest in this because of the office I hold, but I hope that people will balance that with my family's need for privacy during a painful and difficult time."

Pennsylvania Democrats must select a replacement on the ballot before Friday.