First Congressional District candidate Martin Skelly said today he would end his campaign and throw his full support behind Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Colbert-Busch.
Skelly’s move comes just two weeks before Colbert-Busch’s famous brother, comedian Stephen Colbert, was to appear at a fund-raiser for his older sister.
Skelly said he entered the race to ensure there would be at least one strong Democratic candidate, but after Colbert-Busch entered the race, too, he realized she had the clear edge in both name recognition and fund-raising ability.
“At the end of the day, you’re either in it for the party, for the right reasons, or you’re in it for yourself,” he said.
Still, Colbert-Busch faces another Democratic challenger, perennial candidate Ben Frasier.