Message from TimCertainly the entire financing of Motsinger's campaign wasn't based on Durham's individual and personal contributions. Motsinger, who had strong support among establishment Republicans, certainly would have been favored to win slating and probably the nomination as well. There is no reason to believe Motsinger could not have raised plenty of money, independent of Durham, to be competitive ina general election. Motsinger's withdrawing from the race would seem an extreme overreaction. I have never heard of a candidate dropping out because he or she lost a political contributor. One wonders whether there might be more to this story.
In light of the recent investigations concerning the non-campaign related business affairs of my campaign finance chairman, I have made the decision that it is appropriate to return any and all financial contributions and loans that my campaign has received from him or his affiliated
Unfortunately, this leaves my campaign in a non-competitive financial position.
Therefore, it is with regret that I have decided to end my campaign for the office of Marion County Sheriff.
I want to thank all the friends and loved ones that have supported my candidacy.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Durham FBI Raid Claims First Republican Victim: Tim Motsinger Out of Race for Marion County Sheriff
From Marion County Republican Sheriff Candidate Tim Motsinger's website: