By Mike Dunn

 

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The second person to enter the 2015 Philadelphia mayor’s race is now the second person to drop out:   Ken Trujillo today cited undisclosed family matters in his decision to withdraw, four months after he announced.

In a statement, Ken Trujillo says “there are family matters that require my full attention,” so he is leaving the race for the Democratic nomination for mayor.

The statement did not elaborate, and Trujillo turned down our request for an interview.

Trujillo, 54, is a former federal prosecutor and former city solicitor (under Mayor John Street).

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He had announced his candidacy back in September,  calling for a return to local control of the school district, and vowing to end what he called “racial profiling” and “police abuse.”

He is the second candidate to leave the race.  Terry Gillen, who announced in August, dropped out last month, citing difficulty in fundraising.

This leaves three announced candidates: state senator Anthony Williams, former Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham, and former city solicitor Nelson Diaz.

Two others plan announcements to enter the race next month: former Nutter administration spokesman Doug Oliver, and Milton Street.

 

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