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Bruce Tyler withdraws from Richmond mayoral race

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Posted at 5:55 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 18:04:04-04

bruce-tyler-jon-baliles1RICHMOND, Va. — Former Richmond Councilman Bruce Tyler confirms to CBS 6 he is withdrawing out of the 2016 Mayoral race.

Tyler said he ran for the position because he felt like he could help address the issues in the Richmond community like education and reducing flight to the suburbs.

He says his decision to drop out comes after looking at the landscape of the race and feeling like he would dilute the vote and hurt Richmond.

Tyler said he is not endorsing any mayoral candidates at this time. He said he would sit back and look at the rest of the candidates as a Richmond citizen before he endorses someone.

Tyler is a former architect and businessman who served two terms as the First District Councilman.

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