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State Rep. Jason Fischer drops bid for Congress

Florida House of Representatives

State Rep. Jason Fischer said Tuesday he's ending his run for Congress, a move that will give state Sen. Aaron Bean a less contested path in the upcoming Republican Party primary.

Fischer had taken to the airwaves for weeks with ads touting his congressional campaign and his conservative record, but he will bow out and concentrate on running for Duval County property appraiser in the spring 2023 election.

"After much prayer and reflection, my family and I have decided now is not the right time to pursue a seat in Congress and the best way for me to continue my public service is to remain at home and pursue the office of property appraiser," Fischer said in a tweet posted Tuesday evening.

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