Peranich primary challenger drops out

Cottonmouth is reporting longtime incumbent state Rep. Diane Peranich's primary challenger has dropped out, and is calling Peranich's seat "likely safe" for Democrats. But the 24-year veteran incumbent still faces two Republican challengers in the general, Carolyn Crawford and Jeff Wallace.

Cottonmouth says: "Republicans had been eyeing the possible defeat of Rep. Diane Peranich (D-DeLisle) via a primary challenge from a black candidate they likely recruited, Lytanya Toomer. Looks like they will have to put their eggs in a different basket if they want to upset the six-term incumbent, as Lytanya Toomer has officially withdrawn from the race."