Scott Sipprelle issued the following statement regarding Mike Halfacre's withdrawal from the CD 12 race:
Earlier today, Mike Halfacre called to tell me of his withdrawal from this race and of his commitment to support my candidacy. I am very grateful for this act of leadership and unity on behalf of our party.
Mike is an accomplished Mayor and tireless campaigner, and I am a better candidate for having faced him in this primary. I mentioned to Mike that in my business career, some of my fiercest competitors had often turned into friends and partners. I expect the same will happen here.
At the end of the day, Mike and I share common goals for America and I look forward to his support on the campaign trail as we work toward unseating America's most liberal Congressman and ending Nancy Pelosi's reign as Speaker of the House.
I would also like to extend a hand of partnership to Mike's passionate and hardworking base of supporters. Please join our swelling ranks and know that I am committed to working for you to restore liberty and prosperity to America.