Now that Democrat Patrick Slattery has dropped out of the 134th House race, who should run against Republican Ryan Mackenzie?
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Slattery said last week that he's no longer vying for the 134th House seat that opponent Republican in a special election in May.
Slattery posted on Facebook that he has withdrawn from the race due to personal and professional constraints.
Slattery and Mackenzie squared off in a special election to see who would fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Doug Reichley, who left state politics to become a Lehigh County judge.
The two men were set to compete again in November's general election for a two-year term for the same seat.
According to PoliticsPa:
- Voter registration in the 134th House District is 44 to 41 percent Republican
- Corbett won the district by 61 to 39 percent
- Sen. Pat Toomey won 58 to 42 percent
Of Slattery, Mackenzie said, "I wish him well. He probably just didn't have the fight in him for a third time." (Slattery also had run for the seat in 2010 against Doug Reichley).
Mackenzie said it's possible he will face another contender if the Democratic Party names a candidate by early August to replace Slattery on the ballot