By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Thursday, State Sen. Bill Holtzclaw, R-Madison, announced that he is ending his effort to win the Republican nomination for the Fifth Congressional District. Holtzclaw, who earlier had announced that he will not run for another term for state Senate, had been challenging popular incumbent Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville.
“After much consideration I have decided to end my campaign for Congress in the 5th Congressional District,” Holtzclaw announced. “Two weeks ago, I began my final legislative session as the State Senator for District 2. At times it has been ‘rough and tumble,’ but in the end it has been a rewarding 8 years serving as a member of the Alabama State Senate. I’m proud to have championed legislation for small businesses, veterans’ affairs and to combat driving under the influence, along with numerous issues that constituents brought to my attention. I am proud of the passage of such bills and the positive changes they have brought to the lives of everyday Alabamians.”