CHARLES CITY – Representative Todd Prichard of Charles City has suspended his campaign for Governor.
In a statement released this afternoon, Prichard, who announced his candidacy in May, explained his decision:
It has been an honor to participate in the Democratic Party’s primary for governor over the last few months, and I want to thank all of you for joining me on this path.
I am humbled by the support I have had across the state. However, my responsibilities to my family, the Army, my constituents, as well as my small business must take priority over the many hours a day it takes to raise the sums of money required to run successfully.
Therefore, I have decided to suspend my campaign for governor and run for reelection to the Iowa House of Representatives.
Traveling the state, I witnessed a real dissatisfaction with how the state is currently being run and a strong desire to see a state government that puts people first and focuses on every Iowan, not just the wealthy or those in larger cities.
My hope is that Iowans continue to engage in the political process at all levels and elect a progressive governor in 2018.
I now look forward to supporting progressive candidates at all levels on the Democratic ticket, and I hope you will do the same.
On behalf of Ann, my family, my campaign team, and myself, thank you for your support.