An Arizona Republican
running to unseat a Democrat in the House of Representatives has suspended his
campaign after suffering a drug overdose. Chris Taylor, an Army veteran
currently serving as a city councilman in Safford, Arizona, announced Monday he
would be dropping his congressional bid after a heroin overdose last Wednesday.
“Today, I have suspended my campaign for the US House of Representatives and am
seeking treatment for substance abuse disorder. I will fully cooperate with
local authorities on any matters arising from my recent relapse and overdose,”
Taylor said in a statement.
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