Democratic candidate Nancy Boyda drops out of US Senate race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KWCH) Former congresswoman Nancy Boyda announced Thursday she is withdrawing from the race for US Senate.

She was one of several Democrats seeking the party's nomination for a chance to replace Republican Senator Pat Roberts.

Boyda released the following statement below.

“From the beginning, I have been focused on one issue: healing the bitter, toxic divide in our country. At a time when we need to be addressing huge issues, we cannot even speak to each other. I am fearful our beloved country is about to split in two and I will do everything I can to keep that from happening. I dearly love this country and want it to heal and to thrive for my children and grandchildren. I am stepping aside to pursue this calling of bringing Kansans together but this time without the constraints of a partisan campaign. I am deeply honored and grateful for the support and encouragement I have received for my campaign. I intend to keep fighting the good fight.”

Elliott Adams, Barry Grissom, Usha Reddi and Robert Tillman remain in the running for the Democratic nomination.

The Republican candidates include Kris Kobach, Dave Lindstrom, Roger Marshall, Bryan Pruitt, Gabriel Robles and Susan Wagle.