Democratic candidate Josh Mahony has dropped out of Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race.
In a post on his campaign’s official Facebook page, Mahony announced that he will not be continuing the race, citing a family health concern.
“I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all of those who have supported me during this race,” Mahony says in a press release. “It has been the honor of my life to be able to meet and visit with so many Arkansans over the last six months and hear their voices. It was my sincere hope to be their advocate in Washington, DC. However, in this moment right now, I need to focus on my family and place their interests first.”
Mahony was running for the Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Tom Cotton (R) who has served in the seat since 2015. Cotton defeated Sen. Mark Pryor (D).
According to the announcement, Mahony’s campaign is shutting down immediately.