Anthony Exits PA-17 Race, Puts Support Behind Lamb
I am suspending my congressional campaign to support Congressman-elect Lamb for reelection in November.
To those who supported me in this campaign, you’ve shown confidence and faith when even I lacked it. Your generosity, enthusiasm, love, and friendships mean more than I can say pic.twitter.com/FRKbLXvvsL
— Aaron Anthony (@aaronanthony) March 19, 2018
“I am suspending my congressional campaign to support Congressman-elect Lamb for reelection in November,” Anthony tweeted out
The announcement narrows the field of Democrats vying to challenge Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-Allegheny) in the general election.
Lamb, who won a special election last week in the 18th Congressional district, filed his petitions to run in the 17th district today. The 18th district he ran in was split up after the state Supreme Court redrew Pennsylvania’s Congressional maps. Just over 20% of the old 18th district was drawn into the new 17th district, according to our analysis, but that included Lamb’s hometown.
Petitions to get on the May primary ballot are due to the Pennsylvania Department of State Tuesday.