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Texas: Mayor Wallace withdraws as write-in

AP reports: Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace withdrew Monday as a Republican write-in candidate for former House Majority leader Tom DeLay's vacant seat.

The decision leaves the Texas GOP united behind one write-in candidate, Houston City Councilwoman Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, whom the party endorsed last week and pledged organizational and financial support.

Wallace had indicated he would stay in the race despite the party's snub.

"What I am choosing to do at this time is unite with the Republican Party behind one candidate," Wallace told a news conference, standing next to his wife, Kathy, and two daughters. "There is no way that two write-in candidates could win. It would be very difficult and divisive to the Republican Party." -- Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Texas/Southwest

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