Q2 reports the crowded field of candidates for the Democratic Congressional nomination– and a chance to Challenge Republican Greg Gianforte for the U.S. House in 2018– got a little smaller Tuesday.

State Rep Tom Woods from Bozeman announced on Tuesday morning he’s bowing out. Woods said [quote] “The deeply unfortunate part about a congressional campaign is that it costs about $10,000 a month at the start of a campaign.” [end quote] adding, if he were to continue, he would have to go into debt. Woods indicated his preference is Billings lawyer John Heenan, one of the five remaining Democratic candidates.

The other Democratic candidates are Grant Kier, of Missoula; Lynda Moss from Billings; Whitefish attorney Jared Pettinato; and Kathleen Williams from Bozeman. They are all hoping for a shot at the nomination, and unseating controversial Congressman Greg Gianforte.