Former Canyon County Commissioner Robert Vasquez issued this statement withdrawing from the U.S. Senate race, in which he had originally planned to challenge current GOP Sen. Larry Craig next year:
“It is with heavy heart that I announce I am withdrawing from the race for the United States Senate. I have been unable to meet the funding goals required to run a viable campaign, and I cannot in good conscience continue fund raising with the understanding that the outcome will not meet the needs of a winning campaign. My last words on this matter are to encourage whom ever wins to take a firm stand in the defense of America, Idaho, and our fellow American citizens by stopping the efforts to grant amnesty to the millions of illegal aliens in our country. I can only say thank you to the many supporters throughout Idaho that have so encouraged and supported me in my political efforts. God bless you all, God bless our troops in the field, and God Bless America.”
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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