Republican State Representative Daniel Webster, his parties nominee for the 6th Plymouth District seat has withdrawn his name from the race.
Brian McNiff, a spokesman for Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s office confirmed the news shortly after4 pm.
Webster defeated fellow Republican Karen Barry, his former campaign manager on Thursday in a primary election. Barry launched her write-in campaign on August 17th.
A call to Webster seeking comment went unanswered this morning and this afternoon. Webster has been State Representative for the 6th Plymouth district for the last ten years. The district now includes Pembroke, Hanson, and Duxbury. It’s unclear if Webster plans to step down from his seat, or just let his term expire.
Democratic candidate Josh Cutler of Duxbury, who had planned to wage a battle against Webster, says he learned of the news from WATD while he was knocking on doors in the district.
Cutler says he is in the dark about why Webster dropped out and notes this will not change anything about the way he campaigns. He says Webster should be thanked for his 10 years of service.