Businessman Peters Exits Race for Carney’s Seat

Posted September 21, 2007 at 10:20am

Businessman Joe Peters (R) has decided against challenging Rep. Christopher Carney (D) in the GOP-leaning 10th district, though he claimed in a statement that his polling proved he could win the race had he run.

“From political support to survey research to fundraising ability, my efforts passed every test for a successful candidate,” Peters said.

Peters’ move leaves businessman Chris Hackett as the lone Republican to enter the race thus far in what should be a very attractive seat for the GOP.

The conservative, eastern Pennsylvania district delivered 60 percent of its vote to President Bush in 2004, with Carney winning last year in part thanks to then-Rep. Don Sherwood’s (R) ethical foibles.

— David M. Drucker