Joe Wicker dropping out of State House race in East Hillsborough, endorsing rival Jake Raburn

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Joe Wicker, former fellow candidate for State House District 57, announced today his endorsement of Jake Raburn for State House, District 57.

“Jake Raburn and I share the same, strong family values, which are important and respected by the residents of State House District 57,” said Joe Wicker. “Jake is committed to addressing the most important issues facing residents of southeastern Hillsborough County. I support Jake as he advocates for common-sense legislation, which creates jobs and strengthens our economy.  Jake Raburn has my support and I hope you’ll cast your vote for him on Election Day.”

In response, Jake Raburn said, “I am honored and humbled to have the support of Joe Wicker.  Joe has campaigned vigorously across State House District 57.  I admire and respect his work ethic, his dedication and commitment to his volunteers and I deeply appreciate his endorsement.  I respect his decision regarding this campaign and am excited to see what the future holds for Joe.  He is an articulate, honest leader with the highest level of integrity and character.  I am hopeful Joe Wicker seeks elected office in the future.”

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