Republican State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie has announced he is ending his campaign for Congress in the Lehigh Valley.
— Steve Esack (@sesack) March 2, 2018
Mackenzie has been circulating petitions for his state House seat during the petition season for state House seats. The Department of State moved the time frame for circulating Congressional petitions in light of the Supreme Court’s ordered redraw the maps.
Mackenzie’s Congressional run was sparked by the retirement of Congressman Charlie Dent (R-Lehigh) and was highlighted by a battle between Mackenzie and fellow state Rep. Justin Simmons including leaked text and Facebook messages until Simmons withdrew from the race.