Skinner drops bid for Congress in Oakland County
The Associated Press
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Nancy Skinner is no longer running for Congress in Oakland County.
The former radio talk show host lost to Republican Representative Joe Knollenberg in a close race in 2006.
She was expected to face former state lottery commissioner Gary Peters this year in the Democratic primary in the 9th District, which includes parts of
Skinner announced her decision to withdraw Monday.
She says Democrats need to rally behind Peters, who was beating her in fundraising. Skinner says a costly primary would have jeopardized Democrats' chances of beating Knollenberg in November.
Knollenberg is a major target for Democrats.
Skinner says she will devote more time to her consulting business and appear as a commentator on cable TV shows.