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Politics Establishment-Backed Democrat Withdraws From Congressional Race Under Threat Of Ballot Challenge

22:40  27 march  2018
22:40  27 march  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.com

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Democrat Christina Hartman withdrew from the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District on Tuesday.

The move follows news that Hartman’s rival Democrat George Scott planned to back a challenge to her eligibility, saying she did not get the required number of signatures under state law to appear on the ballot. The deadline for ballot challenges is Tuesday.

Hartman had raised significant campaign cash and enjoyed deep establishment support. Her departure opens up the field in a newly competitive district that includes the Pennsylvania capitol of Harrisburg.

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In New Jersey, establishment - backed Democrats muscled past liberal challengers in key New Jersey congressional races on Tuesday, setting up contests in November that will test the question of whether more moderate candidates will fare better against Republicans in swing districts.

Hartman had raised over $350,000 for a run in the neighboring 11th Congressional District, which includes Lancaster. But after Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ordered the redrawing of the state’s congressional districts, the 11th district became much more Republican and the 10th became more favorable for Democrats.

Seeking to remain in a district where she would be competitive, Hartman announced in late February that she would be moving to the new 10th district and running there.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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