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Jack Ballard suspends campaign for U.S. Senate

Ballard to attend to personal health and well-being
Posted: 1:16 PM, Sep 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-14 00:07:03-04
Jack Ballard suspends campaign for U.S. Senate

Montana Democratic candidate for U.S Senate Jack Ballard has suspended his campaign for U.S. Senate effective immediately.

Earlier this week Ballard developed symptoms of a cardiac condition that are being monitored and make it medically imprudent to continue the campaign.

“Yesterday, on the advice of my physician and in consultation with my wife and family, I made a final decision to cease the campaign,” said Ballard. “I am extremely proud of what we accomplished in a short period of time. The campaign was able to bring issues of critical importance to the country into focus for Montana voters, things like the crushing burden of healthcare costs, the need to invest in the conservation and management of public lands, and the financial challenges facing college students and rural schools.”

“The outpouring of support from folks who donated to the campaign and invested their time as volunteers has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my life and I can’t say “thank you” enough,” Ballard continued.

“I would also like to express my most heartfelt thanks to my campaign staff who have worked so hard and offered their unwavering support as I’ve made this extremely difficult decision. I will now be taking a period of time to attend to my personal health and well-being. I wish the best to my fellow candidates in the Democratic primary and all of Montana.”

“The outpouring of support from folks who donated to the campaign and invested their time as volunteers has been one of the most gratifying experiences of my life and I can’t say “thank you” enough,” Ballard continued. “I would also like to express my most heartfelt thanks to my campaign staff who have worked so hard and offered their unwavering support as I’ve made this extremely difficult decision. I will now be taking a period of time to attend to my personal health and well-being. I wish the best to my fellow candidates in the Democratic primary and all of Montana.”