Top GOP Contender Drops Bid

Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) is dropping his Senate bid, citing his wife’s health issues.

Mandel announced his decision to leave the race for the seat held by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) in a letter to supporters on Friday.

“I am ending my campaign for US Senate in order to be there for my wife and our three children. This was a difficult decision for us, but it’s the right one,” Mandel wrote.

“Understanding and dealing with this health issue is more important to me than any political campaign.”

Read more at The Hill.