Former Maryland state attorney Glenn Ivey is pulling out of his attempt to unseat Rep. Donna Edwards in Maryland's 4th Congressional District.
Ivey was planning to challenge Edwards in the April 3 Maryland Democratic primary.
However, Ivey failed to raise enough money to be competitive in the race.
"After careful consideration, much deliberation and full consultation with my family, friends and supporters I have decided to withdraw from the race for the 4th Congressional District in Maryland," Ivey said in a release. "With the April 3rd primary fast approaching and the ever increasing costs of Congressional campaigns sky-rocketing; it would take a very substantial amount of money to get my message out to voters in two very expensive media markets. A tough economy and a compressed election time-frame have made it tough for my campaign to raise enough funds to move forward."
Ivey served two terms as the state's attorney for Prince George's County starting in 2002.