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GOP candidate drops out of House 55 race

Posted by David N. Bass at 09:35 AM

They're dropping like flies.

OK, not exactly. But this is the second time a candidate for state office has withdrawn in the last week, after Annette Carter jumped ship in state Senate District 43.

The Person County Courtier-Times reports that Republican Larry Yarborough has dropped out of the House District 55 race against incumbent Democrat Rep. W.A. "Winkie" Wilkins.

That leaves no GOP challenger in the district. Maybe Yarborough saw the writing on the wall, as the district is strongly Democrat (it went for Obama, Hagan, and Perdue by nearly 60 percent margins in 2008). Even more, Wilkins has run opposed there his last two re-election outings.

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