LEXINGTON, Kentucky — Lexington Democrat Joe Palumbo has decided to withdraw from the 6th District congressional primary race.
The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/HFFRKO ) says Palumbo didn't rule out a possible future political run but said he wants to focus on family and business for now.
Palumbo, head of a Lexington lumber company, and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, who are 8 and 7.
The departure leaves Elisabeth Jensen as the likely front-runner for the Democratic nomination to face Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr next fall in the 6th District, which includes Lexington and a large swath of central and eastern Kentucky.
Palumbo pledged his support to the eventual Democratic nominee.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com