The only Republican in the race for West Virginia agriculture commissioner is dropping out.
Mike Teets' website confirms he's "terminating his candidacy."
Teets said his reasons are personal, and that he appreciates the encouragement he got in the early stages of the race.
Teets came close to winning the office in 2008.
That leaves five Democrats to battle it out for the commissioner's spot in the May primary: Sally Shepherd; agency officials Steve Miller, Bob Tabb and Joe Messineo; and state Sen. Walt Helmick, of Pocahontas County.