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.