State Rep. Ralph Massullo’s path to re-election in House District 23 became clearer Thursday when his top competitor withdrew.
Two days after posting zero financial activity for April, former Commissioner Rebecca Bays announced she was dropping her House campaign and would instead run for Citrus County Commission District 4.
Bays, who represented District 4 from 2010-2014, said in a statement that competing against the three-term incumbent Massullo would be an uphill climb.
“While we still saw a path to victory, it was a narrow and potentially divisive one for our community,” she said.
Massullo said he was pleased with Bays’ announcement.
“I’m happy I’m not running against her in the House r...