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Dismukes drops out of 2nd Congressional District race

State Rep. Will Dismukes announced he is leaving Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District race.

“It is with a heavy heart that I announce today that I am withdrawing from the 2nd congressional district race,” said Dismukes. “I want to give a sincere thanks to everyone who supported me and contributed to the campaign. The encouragement I received from across the district in this race has been the biggest honor of my life; I will treasure that for the rest of my days.”

Dismukes earlier this year joined a crowded field of contestants who hope to succeed U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, who is retiring when her term expires.

“Unfortunately, I was not able to raise the funds necessary to make this a viable effort,” said Dismukes in a press statement. “I have commitments to my family, my business, my community, my church, and house district 88 that proved too much to fulfill by staying in the congressional race. Gathering the resources necessary to win meant sacrificing each of those to an extent that I did not expect when I got in the race.”

Currently, former state Attorney General Troy King is favored, but businessman Jeff Coleman, a multi-millionaire, hopes his wealth can overcome his lack of political experience. Jessica Taylor is also in the race.

“Even though the election result won’t end up how I wanted it to when I got in, I don’t regret running. Whoever the Republican nominee in this race is will have my full support, and I’ll be working hard to get President Trump re-elected.”

The Republican primary is set for March 3, 2020.

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