Pa. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale will not challenge Rep. Scott Perry

Written by Ed Mahon/The York Daily Record | Feb 26, 2018 11:12 AM

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(Undated) -- Pennsylvania's auditor general, Eugene DePasquale, said Monday that he will not challenge U.S.Rep. Scott Perry in the new 10th district. 

The Democrat from York County and state auditor general made the announcement on Monday following speculation that he might run in the more competitive district. 

Steve Esack of The Morning Call reported the announcement via Twitter:

As auditor general, DePasquale's job is to be the independent fiscal watchdog for state government and Pennsylvania taxpayers. He has said the state's child-welfare system is broken, criticized the number of untested rape kits in the state, and called for legalizing and taxing the recreational use of marijuana.

The announcement comes a week after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unveiled new congressional districts for Pennsylvania.

The new 10th District includes all of Dauphin County, northern York County - including the City of York - and parts of Cumberland County.

Perry, a Republican, currently represents all of Adams and York counties, as well as parts of Cumberland and Dauphin counties.

His seat is more competitive under the new map.

Republicans, including Perry, have challenged the map in federal court, according to The Associated Press.

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The York Daily Record

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