Springfield Senator Bob Dixon has ended his campaign for Governor of Missouri, although he has not said why.
In a press release from Dixon, he thanked his family and supporters.
“Your authentic support inspired me every day. Together, I know we could have renewed the spirit of Missouri and made our state a place of renewed freedom where no one, right or poor, would settle for living off the backs or the work of others, but rather a place where all would be free to determine their destiny and enjoy the reward of their own labor,” said Dixon.
He first announced his run for governor at the end of July. Dixon was elected to the state senate in 2010. He has served in the Missouri legislature since 2003.
Dixon said he will not be endorsing a candidate.
Other Republican candidates running for Missouri governor include former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway, businessman John Brunner, Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder and author Eric Greitens. Democrat Attorney General Chris Koster is also running for the post.
Based upon the most recent financial reports, Koster leads in fundraising with more than $5.5 million, followed by Greitens with $2.2 million, Hanaway with 1.5 million, Kinder has $275,000, Brunner has $256,000 and Dixon with $82,000.