Fort Worth attorney and former Colleyville City Councilman George Boll announced on Monday that he is suspending his campaign to capture the Democratic nomination for the state Senate seat currently held by gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis.
"There is simply too much at stake for our community in this election. Despite the wonderful and overwhelmingly positive support I have received for this race from so many friends — new friends and old ones — I have concluded that 2014 is not the right time for me," Boll said in a statement. "And that is why I am suspending my campaign."
Boll was one of three Democratic contenders for the nomination in SD-10, which is the sole swing district in the chamber. The other two are energy executive Mike Martinez and community activist Libby Willis. On the Republican side, five are contending for the nomination. Another two Libertarian candidates are in the race.
Included in Boll's announcement today was a statement of support from Willis. In mid-December, five former Tarrant County Democratic Party Chairs had called on Boll to abandon the race after it was reported that he had a history of voting in GOP primaries.
Boll said in his announcement that is not yet making an endorsement in the race.