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Gun-toting candidate says he is out

Edward Portner has put down his gun and his campaign signs.

The candidate for Tamarac mayor who pulled a gun on daughter Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter said he is withdrawing from the November race. The ballots have already been printed and some absentee voters have already returned them so his name will still appear on the ballot.

If Portner submits official word to the city it's possible that notices will be posted in time for election day. The only other challenger also withdrew, which makes this election a slamdunk for incumbent Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco.

Portner had been miffed because Ritter had endorsed his opponent though that was before he got into the race.

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