(Udpated to include comments from Lindstrom campaign, Marshall, Kobach, political analyst and more details with edits throughout)
Senate President Susan Wagle on Thursday announced she was withdrawing from the U.S. Senate race, only hours after she failed to gain the support of two key groups that oppose abortion.
Wagle said she was pulling out over concerns that a divisive Republican primary will benefit Democrat Barbara Bollier's campaign for the U.S. Senate.
“I know Barbara well, and I will not be part of a primary fight that will divide our party or hurts my colleagues in the state . . .