Candidate for SC education superintendent withdraws

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Israel Romero, the Democratic candidate for South Carolina superintendent of education, has withdrawn from the race.

Romero informed the chairman of the state Democratic party of his decision with a letter on Wednesday, saying he was withdrawing his candidacy “due to illness.”

The announcement came less than three weeks before the November 6 election.   Thousands of voters have already cast absentee ballots.

Romero was running against incumbent Molly Spearman, who is seeking another term in office.

No other candidates are on the ballot.

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