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The Region | IN BRIEF / SANTA BARBARA

GOP Candidate Quits Race, Citing Cancer

September 13, 2002|From Times Staff Reports

Republican challenger Bob Pohl withdrew Thursday from his race against Assemblywoman Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), saying he needs to dedicate his time to fighting a recently diagnosed case of lymphatic cancer.

Pohl, 53, an education consultant and former president of the Santa Barbara school board, said he found a lump in his thigh three weeks ago, and doctors confirmed his illness a week later after a fund-raiser featuring former vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp.

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