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    http://www.elpasotimes.com/breakingnews/ci_4516996 Bolaños drops out of congressional race (12:35 p.m.) Associated Press Article Launched:10/19/2006 12:27:36
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      Bolaños drops out of congressional race (12:35 p.m.)
      Associated Press
      Article Launched:10/19/2006 12:27:36 PM MDT
      SAN ANTONIO -- Democratic congressional candidate Rick
      Bolaños said today he is dropping out of the race to
      unseat Republican incumbent Rep. Henry Bonilla.

      Bolaños said lack of funding was a factor, and that
      the six Democrats running would split the vote and
      give Bonilla, 52, an advantage.

      "I took one for the team," Bolanos said.

      Bolaños, 57, was the sole Democratic nominee in
      District 23, which includes part of El Paso County,
      before a Supreme Court decision forced a redrawing of
      the district in August to fix a violation of the
      Voting Rights Act. The reconfiguration required a
      special election, set for Nov. 7, and threw the race
      wide open.

      Seven candidates, including Bolaños, filed to run
      against Bonilla.

      Still in the race are Democrats Ciro Rodriguez, 59, a
      former congressman; San Antonio businessman Lukin
      Gilliland, 55, who has poured half a million dollars
      of his own money into the race; August Beltran, 58;
      Adrian De Leon, 31; and Albert Uresti, 51. Independent
      Craig T. Stephens, 47, is also running.

      Bolaños said he was endorsing Gilliland and was
      critical of the other Democrats in the race, calling
      them "greedy" and "vultures."
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