One of eight Democratic candidates who indicated they will run for the First District Congressional seat in 2018 has dropped out of the race.
Justin Austinson of Eyota said he wants to get back to his personal life. Two months ago he announced he was entering the race to replace Tim Walz who will run for governor of Minnesota in 2018 to replace the retiring Governor Mark Dayton.
Seven other Democrats remain in the congressional race. There is just one Republican in the race so far.