South Carolina Democrat Chad McGowan ended his challenge to Republican Sen. Jim DeMint Wednesday, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.
“The demands of a young family place a premium on every minute. There is nothing more important to me than my wife and three small children. In order to fulfill my duties as a husband and a father, I’ll be leaving the race for United States Senate effective immediately,” McGowan said in a statement. “A few years from now, the kids will be older and in a phase of life that can tolerate the demands of a successful run.”
McGowan was the Democrats’ main candidate in the race and had been endorsed by the DSCC, but other candidates are reportedly looking at the race.