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Donner Drops Out Of Virginia Senate Race

Tim Donner, who runs a production company in Northern Virginia, has dropped out of the race for the GOP Senate nomination.
Tim Donner
Tim Donner, who runs a production company in Northern Virginia, has dropped out of the race for the GOP Senate nomination.

Tim Donner, one of five Republican candidates for Virginia's open U.S. Senate seat, announce Wednesday that he is dropping out of the contest.

Donner, who runs Horizons Television, Inc., a production company in Northern Virginia, says most Republicans and the state party appear to support frontrunner George Allen, a former U.S. senator and governor.

"Given both the overwhelming support for the front runner in this race and our inability to narrow the field of challengers to one, despite numerous attempts to do so in recent weeks, there is no longer a path to winning this nomination," says Donner in a statement.

In addition to Allen, three other GOP candidates remain: tea party activist Jamie Radtke, Hampton Roads minister E.W. Jackson Sr. and Virginia Beach attorney David McCormick.

Three Democrats, former Gov. Tim Kaine, Fairfax consultant Courtney Lynch and Reston businessman Julien Modica are competing for their party's nomination.

Both parties will pick a nominee in June 12 primaries.

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