She cited health reasons and asked for privacy for herself and her family.

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State Rep. Elizabeth Scott, R-Monroe, a conservative Tea-Party activist, announced Wednesday that she was suspending her campaign for Congress because of health reasons. She asked for privacy for herself and her family.

Scott, a two-term legislator, announced in August that she would challenge U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene for the 1st District Congressional seat. Scott had raised $123,000 through March compared to Del Bene’s $1.1 million.

Scott missed part of the 2016 legislative session when she contracted whooping cough, according to press reports. In withdrawing from the Congressional race, she said she would serve out her legislative term, which ends in January.

“I will continue to fight for smaller, smarter government,” said Scott, in a written statement.

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