Dick McManus did not raise enough "contrabutions" to pay the filing to fee to get on the "ballet" in WA-02.
Democratic US Representative Rick Larsen just dodged a bullet in WA-02, where Democratic challenger Dick McManus has apparently announced that he is dropping out of the race... or the dance... or something. You read the exact wording of his statement for yourself and see if you can figure it out:
Because I have not raised $1,740 in campaign contrabutions, my name and issues will not be on the ballet.
It's hard to imagine how the McManus campaign was so shockingly derailed, but I can only presume that failing to raise enough money to pay the filing fee might have something to do with it. Also, spelling.