September 29, 2016 6:33 pm

Four candidates now in the race for Alberta PC leadership

Richard Starke throws his hat into the race for Alberta PC leadership Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

Tom Vernon, Global News
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Two more candidates have launched campaigns to lead Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives.

Both Richard Starke and Donna Kennedy-Glans say their goal is to rebuild the party, not merge it with the Opposition Wildrose.

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There are now four candidates running for the leadership, including Calgary lawyer Byron Nelson and former Conservative MP Jason Kenney.

Kenney is running on a platform to dissolve the party and merge it with the Wildrose to form a new conservative entity to defeat Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP.

READ MORE: Jason Kenney will face ‘uphill battle’ in bid for Alberta PC leadership: Smith

Starke and Kennedy-Glans say the way forward is to rebuild bridges with party members and centrist voters.

Starke is the PC house leader and Kennedy-Glans is an oil industry consultant and former PC legislature member from Calgary.

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