Will Dismukes announced via his Facebook page that he will be withdrawing from the 2nd Congressional District race due to lack of fundraising today.
“It is with a heavy heart that I announce today that I am withdrawing from the 2nd congressional district race,” wrote Dismukes. “I want to give a sincere thanks to everyone who supported me and contributed to the campaign. The encouragement I received from across the district in this race has been the biggest honor of my life; I will treasure that for the rest of my days.
Dismukes cited his inability to raise adequate funds due to commitments to his family, his business, church and his current job representing Alabama House District 88 as reasons for being able to dedicate time to fundraising.
“Unfortunately, I was not able to raise the funds necessary to make this a viable effort. I have commitments to my family, my business, my community, my church, and house district 88 that proved too much to fulfill by staying in the congressional race. Gathering the resources necessary to win meant sacrificing each of those to an extent that I did not expect when I got in the race.”
He continued by saying he does not regret entering the race and pledged to support whoever wins the Republican nomination for the race.
“Even though the election result won’t end up how I wanted it to when I got in, I don’t regret running. Whoever the Republican nominee in this race is will have my full support, and I’ll be working hard to get President Trump re-elected.”
“I want to thank my wife, Amber, who was with me every step of the way. No man has ever had a better wife than Amber, and getting to spend more time with her and my son, Pratt, is one of the few silver linings to getting out of the race.”
“This experience has not soured me on politics. I am excited to represent the people of Alabama House District 88 in the legislature this spring.”