Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor withdraws from Secretary of State race

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The Arizona Capitol Times (subscription required) reports Landrum Taylor exits secretary of state race:

Sen. Leah Landrum Taylor, a Phoenix Democrat, is dropping her bid to become the next secretary of state.

Landrum Taylor, a veteran legislator, said she will instead focus on child welfare and added she is open to working in this arena after her retirement.

“This is the direction that I would rather spend my energy on,” she said.

Former Attorney General Terry Goddard announced in December that he was running for secretary of state, prompting many to speculate that Landrum Taylor would soon end her campaign.

Landrum Taylor said her decision to drop out has nothing to do with Goddard’s candidacy. A rigorous primary challenge has “never scared me off,” she said.

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