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Dwight Bullard says he plans to stay in Senate District 40 race

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Dwight Bullard is staying in District 40.

Bullard, a Cutler Bay Democrat, said Friday he plans to stay in District 40, despite speculation that he may be mount a run in Senate District 38. In a statement Friday, Bullard said he is committed to the South Dade community, and couldn’t think of a “more rewarding areas to have the privilege of continuing to serve.

“I’ve gone to elementary school in this District, graduated high school in this District, and I continue to work in this District. The people of District 40 have a clear choice in August and November as to who they choose to represent District 40,” he said in a statement. “It is my hope they would choose someone who has always been here and not someone who merely shows up tomorrow. Home is where my heart is and home is where my heart has always been.”

Speculation that Bullard may switch districts popped up this week, as some speculated that Andrew Korge, who is running in Senate District 39, was considering switching to Senate District 40. If that were to happen, Korge and Bullard would be locked into a three-way primary with Ana Rivas Logan.

Korge currently faces Anitere Flores in Senate District 39.

The qualifying deadline for state legislative races is June 24.

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