Brad Bradshaw, the Springfield based doctor and personal injury attorney, sent out a press release today stating that he was suspending both his bid for the Lieutenant Governor’s office as well as his medical marijuana initiative. He stated that this was because of the entrance of former U.S. Representative Russ Carnahan, the latest member of the storied Carnahan family. Russ is the son of the late Mel Carnahan, the former Governor and Lt. Governor of Missouri.
Bradshaw’s statement of the suspension of his campaigns:
“I want to thank all of the people who have supported my campaign and initiative petition efforts. Words cannot express how deep my appreciation. However, the hard analysis of the recent developments of Russ Carnahan entering the Lieutenant Governor’s race, the relationship between Carnahan and Koster, and several competing medical marijuana initiative petitions have caused me [to] conclude that this election cycle is not the best for either a campaign for the Lieutenant Governor’s office or for the medical marijuana initiative. I am therefore suspending both campaigns for this election cycle. I wish all of my supporters the best, the best for our state and nation, and hope the outcome of this election moves us in that direction.”