“We had a great candidate but you also need a path to victory and we do not have one,” said Forbes on X Monday afternoon. “Best of luck to everyone who continues and it’s back to the classroom.”
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Forbes entered the race in October touting his military experience as a retired Army sergeant.
Six other Democrats have filed statements of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission: businessman John Broadhurst, veteran Rick Coplen, Harrisburg City Councilwoman Shamaine Daniels, former WITF executive Blake Lynch, veteran Mike O’Brien, and former television anchor Janelle Stelson.
As of 5 p.m. on February 12, only Daniels, O’Brien, and Stelson had filed their petitions to appear on the ballot. Congressional candidates must submit petitions with 1,000 signatures by 5 p.m. on February 13 to appear on the Apri 23 primary ballot.
Incumbent Republican Congressman Scott Perry filed his petitions this week.