Former Representative Noel Campbell withdraws from Senate race
- On Sunday, Noel Campbell announced that he was withdrawing from the AZ Senate Race for Legislative District 1
- He cites daily attacks and smears
- He also cites attacks on Mary Beth and their marriage
- Campbell asks for prayers
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Noel Campbell drops out of the Arizona Senate race for LD-1.
Here is the statement from Noel Campbell explaining his decision:
Dear Friends and Supporters,
It is with a heavy heart that I am withdrawing from the race for Arizona Senate LD-1. We as a Nation have been through so much over the past two years. And many of you know the tragedy my wife and I had to endure. I thought we had healed enough and were ready to take on the many problems our state and nation face today. Unfortunately, the campaign we want to run is not the campaign that is continuously being forced upon us. A race about important issues would be positive and strengthening. But a race where we are under daily attacks and smears puts a very heavy weight on us. I will not put Mary Beth through this any longer.
I have never shied away from fighting for what I believe in — be it on the battlefield or in the Legislature. Unfortunately in this campaign, in order to beat me, less ethical people have turned their attacks on Mary Beth and our marriage. That is simply unacceptable. If I were the only good candidate running, then I might feel differently. Voters still have a good and decent choice available to them. I need to think about those closest to me, the stress they are under, and I choose to keep Mary Beth first in my life. It has been an honor to serve this nation and community for my entire life. I look forward to future engagement in this community that we love. Please keep us in your prayers, and thank you for your support and understanding.