There is one less Democrat in the race to unseat incumbent Republican Tom Reed in November.
Citing a lack of funds, Geneva’s Charles Whalen is suspending his race for the 23rd congressional seat.
“My team doesn’t have the resources necessary to mount the type of campaign we need to be successful through November,” he stated in a press released issued Monday afternoon. “… So, unless a huge infusion of cash occurs soon (which, of course, I’d welcome with open arms), I see no way to move forward successfully.”
Additionally, Whalen said a “vital campaign staff person was unable to come on board because of events beyond anyone’s control. Then, more recently, a serious family illness forced me to put much campaign work on hold for some weeks.”
Whalen was one of seven Democrats hoping to run in the June primary, with the winner getting a chance to run against Reed.