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Daniel Blair dropping out of the race for House District 60

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Daniel Blair is dropping out of the race for House District 60:

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Over the past months of this campaign, I have had the opportunity to meet so many great people across Hillsborough County. I am thankful and humbled to have such a large number of supporters, throughout State House District 60 and beyond.

In recent months, as a result of various personal and professional situations, I regret that I have not been able to dedicate the extensive time required to such a campaign; and as a result, effective immediately, I am withdrawing from the 2010 race for state House, District 60. Having discussed this with my family, close friends, and campaign staff, I believe this to be the appropriate decision at this time.

My withdrawal will allow me to take a step back, deal with current situations and time commitments in my private and professional life, and prepare for the possibility of another run for political office in the not-so-distant future.

During this time, I will continue my service on the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee, Citizens Advisory Committee, Neighborhood Accountability Board, Children’s Services Advisory Board, and other community organizations in which I am currently involved.

I am known to be a passionate conservative and a dedicated community leader with a strong record of actually serving the people—something citizens have made clear they desire at the local, state, as well as federal levels of government. I have been urged by many not to write off the possibility of a future run for office, but at this point, victory will have to wait for another day.

I sincerely thank the many people who so eagerly supported me in this race. Without their support and hard work, none of this would have been possible.

Thanks everyone,

Daniel Blair

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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