Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sean Parnell on Monday dropped out of a race for a seat representing Pennsylvania. Parnell, who narrowly lost to Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.) in 2020 for a U.S. House of Representatives seat, said the decision stemmed from a court ruling hours earlier that stripped him of primary custody of his children. “I strongly disagree with the ruling today and I’m devastated by the decision,” Parnell said in a statement, adding that he plans on appealing. “In the order, two of the leading factors that weighed heavily in the judge’s decision revolved around me being a leading U.S. Senate candidate. 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,” he said. “My focus right now is 100% on my children, and I want them to know I do not …


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