Boyda withdraws from US Senate race three months after launching campaign Featured

Nancy Boyda during a past appearance in Emporia. Nancy Boyda during a past appearance in Emporia. Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News

Just three months after announcing her candidacy for the Senate seat which will be vacated upon Senator Pat Roberts' retirement at the end of his term, former Kansas Congresswoman Nancy Boyda declared Thursday she will no longer be running.

Boyda issued a statement Thursday saying, “From the beginning, I have been focused on one issue: healing the bitter, toxic divide in our country. At a time when we need to be addressing huge issues, we cannot even speak to each other. I am fearful our beloved country is about to split in two and I will do everything I can to keep that from happening. I dearly love this country and want it to heal and to thrive for my children and grandchildren. I am stepping aside to pursue this calling of bringing Kansans together but this time without the constraints of a partisan campaign. I am deeply honored and grateful for the support and encouragement I have received for my campaign. I intend to keep fighting the good fight.”

Boyda did not elaborate on the "calling of bringing Kansans together" which she plans to pursue.

Candidates still in the Senate race include, on the Republican side, former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Current Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle. On the Democrat side, the candidate list includes former US Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom and current Manhattan City Commissioner Usha Reddi.

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