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Dan McQueen Drops U.S. Senate Bid

A candidate has dropped out of the Republican primary for Texas' U.S. Senate seat.

Dan McQueen, former mayor of Corpus Christi, announced this weekend that he is ending his bid for the U.S. Senate. McQueen was the third Republican to announce a campaign and had been operating an essay contest and rib recipe contest to fund his bid for the senate.

McQueen dropped his bid, citing his focus on completing a book and working with America Breaks Addiction. McQueen also says he plans to focus on tech jobs relating to the Corpus Christi area.

Following his announcement, McQueen announced that he is supporting Christian television executive and producer Bruce Jacobson, Jr. Jacobson announced his bid last week.

Several other Republicans are also running. Incumbent senator Ted Cruz is facing former La Marque mayor Geraldine Sam and Houston attorney Stefano de Stefano, in addition to Jacobson.

On the Democratic side, El Paso congressman Beto O'Rourke is running.

Candidates have until December 11th to file for a spot on the ballot.

Photo by New York Daily News

Photo by New York Daily News

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