Democrat drops out of race for Kelly's congressional seat
A second Democratic candidate has ended his campaign for the 3rd Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Butler.
Matt Ryan, 31, of Cranberry, sent an email to Georgiann Kerr, chair of the Butler County Democratic Committee, late Thursday saying that he was withdrawing “due to a substantial increase in military obligations in the last 24-48 hours.” Ryan is a member of the Army National Guard.
Rob Joswiak, 31, of Concord, cited family issues in his Feb. 19 withdrawal from the race.
Dan LaVallee, 26, of Cranberry, a former deputy director at American Health Insurance Plan in Washington D.C., is still seeking the nomination in the May 20 primary election.
The 3rd District covers all of or portions of Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, Erie, Clarion, Crawford and Armstrong counties.
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