Republican Parnell suspends bid for Pennsylvania Senate seat, after court's child custody ruling

Parnell said he was "devastated" by the court decision and will ask the court to reconsider
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U.S. Senate Candidate Sean Parnell
U.S. Senate Candidate Sean Parnell
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GOP Pennsylvania Senate candidate Sean Parnell on Monday suspending his campaign after losing a legal battle for primary custody of his three children.

In a statement released on Monday afternoon, Parnell said he was "devastated" by the court decision and said he'll ask the court to reconsider, according to The Hill newspaper.

He also said that his campaign weighed heavily on the ruling, which gives primary physical custody and sole legal custody of his children to his estranged wife, Laurie Snell, The Hill also reports.