Republican Michael Austin, a former economics adviser to then-Gov. Sam Brownback, has halted his campaign for state treasurer.
Austin announced he was suspending his campaign after trailing a four-person field in fundraising going into the 2022 Republican primary.
"After many prayers and discussions with family, I have decided to suspend my campaign for Kansas State Treasurer," Austin said in a statement.
"The response to my campaign has been an absolute blessing," he said.
"Over 250 of you donated to our campaign and over 5,000 of you signed up to stay up to date with our endeavors. The . . .