I encourage you to support an outstanding professional woman for Congress in South Carolina District 1.
Thank you for you interest in my campaign.
I have withdrawn my candidacy for the 1st. Congressional District Special Election. I have been blessed with the most generous and most dedicated volunteers any candidate could hope for. I cannot thank you all enough for your unwavering support!
There are many reasons why I have made this incredibly difficult decision. Chief among them is an obligation to respond to opportunities in the private sector as well as the political field. I have been campaigning almost constantly since February 2012. While I don't regret one minute of that campaign, I feel I should now spend my time working to improve our district, our state and our country in other ways.
Together, we were able to give voters a choice in the 2012 election and I am very proud of what we accomplished!
I believe that many of the issues District 1 is facing will be tackled most effectively by Elizabeth Colbert Busch. I enthusiastically endorse her candidacy and I urge my supporters to spend their time and efforts getting her elected. I am honored to accept the role of Special Adviser to her campaign.
Thank you again.