The Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas had ended his campaign.
Democrat Chad Taylor had been running against three-term Republican incumbent Pat Roberts. Taylor sent a letter Wednesday to the Kansas secretary of state, withdrawing from the race.
The race also has a viable independent candidate, Olathe businessman Greg Orman.
Taylor issued a separate statement saying he made the decision after consulting with his staff, supporters and Democratic Party leaders. He did not give a reason.
He said, “Effective today, my campaign is terminated.”
Taylor is the district attorney in Shawnee County, home of the state capital of Topeka. He won the office in 2008 and was re-elected without opposition in 2012.