Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris Widener on Friday said he's dropping out of the race to make room for front runners.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris Widener on Friday said he’s dropping out of the race to make room for front runners.
Widener, a Preston author, suspended his four-month campaign and urged his fellow Republican candidates to get behind those with the best shot at unseating Democrat Sen. Patty Murray.
Widener had said he would drop out if former GOP gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi jumped in. But Widener said Friday his decision was unrelated to Rossi, who’s still mulling a possible candidacy.
Widener said he believes the current leading candidates are state Sen. Don Benton, Shoreline physician Art Coday and Bellingham businessman Paul Akers.
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