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Golding out of District 55 race



ST. PETERSBURG- Republican Paul J. D. Golding has dropped out of the District 55 race.

Golding, a Sarasota activist, said several of his family members have fallen ill.

"It would be irresponsible of me to continue a race and not be fully focused on the constituents of District 55," Golding said.

This means write-in candidate Calvester Benjamin Anderson will again be the ultimate hurdle for whomever wins the Democratic primary. State Rep. Darryl Rouson and the Rev. Charles McKenzie are both vying for that spot.

-- Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:28am]


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