Rasberry drops out of insurance commissioner race

Published 3:22 pm Thursday, June 7, 2007

Jim Rasberry has withdrawn as a candidate for insurance commissioner.

Rasberry, president of Rasberry Financial Services in Laurel, said Wednesday that he was withdrawing from the Democratic Party primary because it was “difficult to obtain a firm footing in this race.”

Rasberry, 24, said he had notified the Mississippi Democratic Party of his withdrawal.

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Democratic Party officials said Rasberry’s withdrawal leaves incumbent George Dale of Clinton and Gary Anderson of Jackson on the Aug. 7 primary ballot.

Republicans in the race are state Sen. Mike Chaney of Vicksburg and Ronnie English of Vancleave.