Independent candidate Brent Roske announced Thursday night he was dropping out of the race for the 33rd Congressional District.
The announcement was made at the Santa Monica headquarters of fellow independent candidate Marianne Williamson in front of a crowd of about 150 people.
“With it being a top two race, and the fact that I couldn’t get into the top two, it was more important to me to help an independent get into the house,” Roske said. “So the timing was right to endorse an independent candidate that I think can actually go all the way in November, so that’s why I did it.”
With Roske throwing his support behind Williamson, there is still a total of 16 campaigning candidates for the Westside district that’s being vacated by Henry Waxman. (read more)