Hodgson drops out of race


State News

October 16, 2019 - 10:10 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The only Democratic candidate running for an eastern Kansas congressional seat has dropped out of the race.

Abbie Hodgson announced Tuesday that she was ending her campaign in the 2nd District. WIBW-TV reports that Hodgson said she didn’t have a “viable path” for winning the seat now held by freshman Republican Rep. Steve Watkins.

Hodgson was a one-time speechwriter for former Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and a former staffer for Kansas House Democrats. She worked two years in Washington for the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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