The Lackawanna GOP issued a press release earlier in the week indicating that the Republican nominee for Mayor has withdrawn his candidacy and that they are looking for a replacement.
The release explains the process but it looks like they could have a new nominee as early as the start of August.
This race is important for the region. Scranton is the largest city in NEPA and has been plagued by Democrat-run bad government for years. Their taxes are incredibly oppressive to both businesses and working families. The city itself is swimming in red ink.
If there was ever a time to try something new, Scranton has reached it.
Hopefully, the decade plus of mismanagement isn't too much to keep someone good from running for the office under the Republican banner.