Democratic St. Lucie County Commissioner Chris Craft is dropping his bid for Congress against freshman U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, a Craft confidant says.
"I'm depressed," said local AFL-CIO President and Democratic activist Pat Emmert, a Craft backer who said Craft informed her of his decision this afternoon.
Efforts to reach Craft today have been unsuccessful.
In all honestly, this doesn't come as a surprise. Craft's candidacy received an initial flurry of buzz from the DCCC, but he mostly fell off the radar ever since. He also had some pretty significant fundraising difficulties, only raking in $42K in the fourth quarter of 2009. At this point, it's hard to blame Craft for preferring to keep his powder dry, as this wasn't shaping up to be much of a horserace.