Saturday afternoon Palmer Republican State House candidate Nancy Campbell announced she was dropping out of the race. She posted the following to Facebook:
“Thank you to all of my friends, family and supporters who have encouraged me in my campaign for State House. After much prayer and counsel, I have decided to withdraw from the August primary election.”
“After being asked to consider running for this seat by friends and conservative leaders from here and around the state, I decided to file for office and explore this option. During the past two months, it has been great to discuss issues and hear your ideas for our state and I will continue to be involved in the public process. However, at this time, after much discussion with friends and family, I feel it is best for me to withdraw.”
“I do love Alaska and will continue to work with our leaders to move our state forward.”
Campbell’s departure from the race still leaves three Republicans vying for their party’s nomination and the almost certain victory in the general election that will come with it. Remaining in the Republican primary are Palmer Mayor Delena Johnson, Palmer City Councilman Richard Best, and Larry Wood.