Earlier this week Bill Johnson dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate. Since then I’ve had several people ask me why.
I apologize that I have not posted his news release until now.
I will tell you this; we haven’t heard the last of Bill Johnson. Several people within the Republican Party tell me they are impressed with the conservative and say he definitely has a place in the GOP. Don’t be surprised if you see Bill Johnson’s name on the ballot again in a state or local race.
On a personal note, Bill Johnson introduced me to Bob Heft, the designer of our 50-star flag. I had the privilege of meeting Bob just a few days before his untimely death. I will replay that interview on Issues and Answers in July as we celebrate the birth of this great nation.
Bill Johnson issued this release.
TIME TO EXIT THE RACE FOR U.S. SENATE
May the Best Man Win
ELKTON —Kentucky GOP Candidate Bill Johnson today issued the following statement regarding his decision to exit the U.S. Senate race.
“Magellan Strategies completed a poll for the campaign on Tuesday evening. The results were not encouraging for a continued run. It is time to gracefully and honorably exit the race for the U.S. Senate.
“I have no regrets. Spending time with men like Bob Heft (50 Star American Flag designer) and Dr. Alan Keyes (Pro-life advocate) has enriched my life. Talking with Kentucky’s Republican congressman during the past few months reassures me that good people are fighting hard for America. I am happy to say that we have some outstanding men and women serving at the state level, many of them have given me words of encouragement. And meeting conservative men and women across the state of Kentucky has renewed my faith that America will again head back to the Constitution.
“Trey and Rand are both good men. I have decided to remain neutral for now and clear of endorsements. Regardless of who wins the primary, I offer my full support to helping that candidate become our next U.S. Senator from Kentucky.
“I will spend the next few months relaxing and enjoying time with my family. I humbly thank all my supporters and volunteers for their efforts. My goal was to be your public servant in Washington but perhaps another opportunity will emerge in the future. I look forward to your continued friendship. Please stay in touch. Best Regards, Bill”
The two Republican frontrunners offered these statements on Johnson’s candidacy.
Trey Grayson“Bill Johnson’s candidacy made this a better campaign, and I hope he will seek public office again in the future. Bill brought a valuable perspective as a businessman and veteran to the problems created by the federal government and proposed common sense solutions that we need in Washington. He’ll be missed on the campaign trail,”
Rand Paul "Bill Johnson has been a real gamer and I'm sure we haven't heard the last of him. The energy he brought to this race is a sure testament to the public's desire for an outsider to shake things up in Kentucky."
David Adams, campaign manager
Rand Paul for US Senate
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