Jim Stork withdraws from race

Jim Stork has announced his withdrawal from the race for congressional district 22.

September 17, 2004

As many of you know, I discontinued campaigning a few weeks ago due to illness and to undergo medical testing. I have decided to withdraw from the race effective today. I have a heart related condition that will not allow me to campaign effectively. Hopefully, with treatment and rest I should be okay.Â

This decision is frustrating because I was deeply committed to this campaign and grateful to the thousands of financial contributors and volunteers. But I cannot shortchange them by not being able to campaign. I have made the decision that my health is the number one priority right now. I will close out the campaign as quickly as possible in accordance with Federal Election Commission regulations. After the next reporting period, I will place a link on our website which will show all of our expenditures year to date.

I also plan to spend time contacting the many donors and volunteers to thank them personally, as they were the stars of this campaign, not me. To say that I am disappointed is an understatement, so I will leave it at that.

PS I’d like to thank some incredible online supporters such as the DailyKos.com , Howard Dean’s DemocracyForAmerica.com, VictoryFund.org and of course, MoveOnPAC.org. These organizations are leveling the playing field against the special interests currently dominating our public policy.

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