Raines Drops Out Of Race

State Republican Del. Suzette Raines said in a statement released by her attorney that she's dropping out of the Kanawha-based District 35 race. She said in the statement that it's "been a great privilege serving the 35th in the Legislature, and I will continue my term, but the reasons I am unable to withstand the ugly political battle being waged against me by the Democratic Party are deeply personal reasons that I don't wish to discuss." I have to choose my well-being over politics." The state Democratic Executive Committee filed a complaint asking that she be removed from the ballot over problems with her address, and finance reports and disclosures.