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Jim Rasberry has withdrawn as a candidate for insurance commissioner.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.

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.