Democrat Paul Perry announced he is dropping out of his Primary run in the 7th Congressional district citing concerns over the amount of money required to run for office.
“As I depart this race, I leave with real questions about the sustainability of our democracy. It is awash in money and influence-peddling on both sides of the aisle,” said in a release published first by Roll Call.
“On a personal level, as someone who has spent his life working hand-in-hand with families struggling to make ends meet on a daily basis, I struggled mightily with the fundraising culture inherent to our current politics.”
Perry was backed by New Politics, a bipartisan group that worked to recruit candidates who had worked in public service.
Perry’s exit from the race leaveS state Senator Daylin Leach, and Andrew McGinty, Elizabeth Moro, Dan Muroff, and Molly Sheehan running for the seat.