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Kaloogian drops from race

Conservative republican Howard Kaloogian announced today he'll drop out of the next round of elections to replace convicted congressman Randy Cunningham. But Kaloogian says he will not throw his support behind Brian Bilbray who won the April special primary to complete Cunningham's term.
KPBS reporter Alison St John reports.

Former Assemblyman Howard Kaloogian says conservative republicans were split in the April primary between himself, State Senator Bill Morrow and newcomer Eric Roach.

Kaloogian says those voters wont turn out for Bilbray in the race against democrat Francine Busby in June.

Kaloogian: "I think that a lot of conservatries will take a look at Busby and Bilbray and say there's not a lot of difference, they both pro choice both would raise taxes, both say they're against illegal immigration and so a lot of conservatives voters would stay home and so you have to have a conservative to vote for and that would be in my opinion, Eric Roach."

Roach, a Santa Fe millionaire, has not yet declared his intention but is running a radio ad saying there is more work to be done. Alison St John, KPBS news.

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