O’Hara out of race; Moore’s wife may join
Republican Charlotte O’Hara on Saturday dropped out of Kansas’ 3rd District race for Congress. The reason was struggles with fundraising.
“Obviously this is an extremely critical time for our country, and I was passionate about taking the voice of the people to Washington,” O’Hara said in a statement. “However, not only does it take time and passion for the issues, it requires a tremendous amount of money and the contributions simply were not coming into the campaign.”
O’Hara’s decision goes a long way toward shaping the GOP primary race as a battle between Nick Jordan and Kevin Yoder, with several other candidates also vying for contention.
Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, who is retiring from Congress, hinted Saturday that his wife, Stephene, was a potential Democratic candidate. At a luncheon, Dennis Moore told fellow Democrats to “stay tuned.”
Kansas Democratic Party Chairman Larry Gates also confirmed Stephene Moore was “possibly on the list.” However, the congressman’s wife said she hasn’t made any decisions and declined to comment further. | Steve Kraske, firstname.lastname@example.org, and The Associated Press