- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Another candidate has dropped out of the race to be Philadelphia’s next mayor.

Former city solicitor Kenneth Trujillo (troo-HEE’-oh) announced Wednesday that he was would no longer pursue the Democratic nomination for the office.

He said he acted “with great regret” and his family was also saddened by the decision, but there were “family matters” that required his full attention.

Terry Gillen, former executive director of the city’s Redevelopment Authority, earlier dropped out of the race, saying she hadn’t been able to raise enough money.

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham and state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams remain declared candidates in the Democratic primary.

The winner of May’s primary is likely to be favored in the heavily Democratic city. Current Democratic Mayor Michael Nutter cannot run for a third term.



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