Mike Evans, the former chairman of the state transportation board, this evening withdrew from the Republican race to replace U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal in Congress.
Evans is married to the former Gena Abraham, who served as state DOT commissioner.
This from a rather sobering note that Mike Evans just sent out to north Georgia supporters:
My profession, real estate development, has been especially hard hit. Many good friends of mine have gone bankrupt and others, like me, have struggled to hang on financially.
When I first entered this race for Congress, I thought I would have the financial wherewithal to campaign full time and maintain my financial obligations in this very tough market. Over the last couple of months, that has been increasingly difficult. Instead of campaigning or raising campaign funds, my time has been consumed with outside work trying to provide for my family and pay for two children in college and another headed to college soon.
Reassessing our financial