“Dan Eichenbaum, one of the top Republican contenders in the 11th Congressional District primary, surprised opponents and observers Monday by announcing he’s out of the race, in large part because he can’t afford to self-fund a campaign.
“Over the past several months of the campaign, listening to the other candidates for Congress in N.C. 11, I find increasingly little difference, on paper or in words, between the positions I have consistently held and theirs,” Eichenbaum said.
“More importantly, I am unable to self-fund sufficiently to compete against those who can,” he said. “As such, I see no clear path to victory in the primary.”
His announcement leaves eight Republicans vying for their party’s nod in the May 8 primary. Eichenbaum had strong support from tea party activists.”