Tarasi Withdraws from PA-17 Primary
“Today I am suspending my candidacy for Congress in PA-17. I want to thank my supporters, volunteers, donors, and staff for their generosity over the past year. You have made this campaign an experience I will never forget,” Tarasi said in a statement.
Tarasi’s exit continues to clear the field Congressman-elect Conor Lamb will have to face in the primary.
“It became clear after the extraordinary circumstances of the special election in PA-18 Conor Lamb is a strongly-supported candidate, who in the new PA-17 would be a very worthy opponent for Mr. Rothfus,” Tarasi said.
Lamb filed his petitions to run in the new 17th district to challenge Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-Allegheny).
Tarasi’s announcement leave only Ray Linsenmayer in the primary race against Lamb.