Matt Dixon of the Florida Times-Union is reporting that Jacksonville attorney Wyman Duggan has dropped out of the race for State Senate District 4, making way for an Aaron Bean vs. Mike Weinstein primary that will cost only a few million special interest dollars.
“I am honored and humbled by the favorable response I have received from the regular citizens of Northeast Florida,” he wrote in a statement. “They care deeply about this community and its future; I look forward to the opportunity to serve them in a different capacity in the future.”
Wyman Duggan’s withdrawal has to be seen as a plus for Mike Weinstein, says political blogger Abel Harding. “It reduces the field to a Duval County candidate and a Nassau County candidate. And in a district that will be dominated by Jacksonville voters, that’s a plus for Weinstein.”
“Now it gets expensive,” says Harding.
But, Harding warns, there are still three more days to qualifying. “There’s still time for another candidate to mix this one up.”