Republican candidate Ed Braddy drops out of race for Congressman Ted Yoho’s seat

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ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB) – There’s one less candidate in the race for Congressman Ted Yoho’s seat.

Republican candidate, Ed Braddy, announced Thursday that he is dropping out of the race for the third congressional district nomination.

“I believe there are several candidates that can win and who will continue to provide conservative and principled leadership for us in Congress,” Braddy said in a press release.

Braddy said he will focus his attention on his position as the Chairman of the Alachua County Republican Party.

Several Republican candidates have stepped forward to run within the past months. Among them include Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn, Kat Cammack, James St. George, Joseph Millado, Matthew Raines, Judson Sapp, David Theus and Amy Pope Wells.

Democrats Phil Dodds, Adam Christensen, Richard Rowe Jr., and Tom Wells have also filed to run for this open seat.

Voting for the primaries begin August 18.