In a statement released today State Representative, Will Dismukes announced that he is ending his bid to replace Martha Roby for congressional district 2.
According to an AL.Com story, Dismukes announced his run on Aug. 1, 2019 after the news broke that Roby would not be seeking reelection.
Read his statement in full below”
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce today that I am withdrawing from the 2nd congressional district race. 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.
Unfortunately, I was not able to raise the funds necessary to make this a viable effort. 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.
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.
I want to thank my wife, Amber, who was with me every step of the way. No man has ever had a better wife than Amber, and getting to spend more time with her and my son, Pratt, is one of the few silver linings to getting out of the race.
This experience has not soured me on politics. I am excited to represent the people of Alabama House District 88 in the legislature this spring.”