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Jessica Ehrlich drops out of congressional race

Jessica Ehrlich, left, with U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md.


Jessica Ehrlich, left, with U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md.



Jessica Ehrlich is out of the race to replace the late Rep. Bill Young.

"This morning I am officially announcing that I am suspending my campaign for Congress," she wrote in a statement distributed by the Florida Democratic Party. "I want to thank my amazing staff, donors, and volunteers for everything they have done for our campaign. In particular, I would like to thank the hardworking men and women of the labor movement who have supported my fight for Florida's middle class families. I also want to thank the voters of Florida's 13th Congressional district for their continued support. While this is not the result I was hoping for, I remain committed to helping the families of Pinellas County, this state, and this country."

The reason: Alex Sink.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 10:53am]


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