State Sen. Lena Taylor suspends campaign for lieutenant governor

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- State Senator Lena Taylor announced Thursday, Dec. 23 she is suspending her campaign for lieutenant governor. 

The Milwaukee Democrat says she's dropping out of the race to focus on work within her Senate district.

In a statement, Sen. Taylor said:

“With deliberate thought and prayer, I have decided to suspend my candidacy for Lt. Governor. During the last several months, I have spent a great deal of time addressing the issue of redistricting. While working to ensure fair legislative maps and to maintain and improve existing representation for communities of color, I have questioned the best use of my legislative experience and skills. The office of Lt. Governor offers a wide platform to raise awareness about many issues. However, as a hands-on, boots on the ground legislator, I want to be positioned to have a direct impact on the concerns of constituents. As I contemplate my options, I want to thank those who have supported my campaign for Lt. Governor.”

State representatives David Bowen and Sara Rodriguez are still running in the Democratic primary set for Aug. 9.

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