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State Rep. King of Rock Hill drops out of congressional race

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — State Rep. John King of Rock Hill has ended his bid for Congress, just one week after entering the race to unseat 5th District U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.

King told The Herald of Rock Hill he wants to focus on getting re-elected to a fifth term in the South Carolina House. King has no opposition for that seat.

The 39-year-old funeral owner filed to run for the 5th District and paid the $3,500 filing fee a few minutes before the March 30 deadline. He asked the South Carolina Election Commission last Thursday to remove his name from the ballot because he was no longer running.

King’s decision leaves Fran Person of Tega Cay as the only Democrat challenging Mulvaney.

Mulvaney also faces a Republican primary opponent in June.

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