It is with great sadness and regret that I announce that I am withdrawing from the 8th District Congressional race for 2014. After much soul searching and discussion with my family, I have concluded that at this point in time, I am not able to fulfill the role of Father, Husband, and Congressional Candidate at a level that would be needed to be successful at all three.


Performing either one of these duties at a level less than 100% would be doing a disservice to my family and the people of the 8th District. My three children were the main reason why I entered the race, and they are the very same reason I have reconsidered. I have been blessed with the opportunity of having and raising triplets, I owe it to them to make sure that I get it right.


I deeply regret any disappointment this decision may bring to those that supported this campaign along the way. I truly hoped to bring the representation to the 8th District that the citizens deserve. I will continue to work hard to see this happen, unfortunately at this time I am unable to commit to the time that is required to do this from the seat of a candidate. I have been humbled and inspired by the love I have been shown by the people of this district. I would like to thank everyone for their support and I vow to continue to work hard to bring the people a choice at the ballot box.


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Robert S. Coffey, Treasurer, P.O. Box 932, Middletown, Ohio 45044

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