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Jimmie Moore throws in the towel

Former Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore announced he's bowing out of the race for U.S. Rep. Bob Brady's 1st Congressional District just roughly a month before the April 24 Democratic primary election.

Jimmie Moore throws in the towel

Former Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore announced he’s bowing out of the race for U.S. Rep. Bob Brady’s 1st Congressional District just roughly a month before the April 24 Democratic primary election.

"Today, I, Judge Jimmie Moore, after giving full consideration in an effort to unify the Philadelphia Democratic Party, have decided to withdraw my candidacy for the United States House of Representatives for the First Congressional District, Pennsylvania," he said in a statement.

“Judge Moore has made a selfless decision to withdraw his candidacy in the best interest of the unity of the Democratic Party in Philadelphia,” Brady said in a statement. “Judge Moore has been a tireless jurist on the Municipal Court and I commend his efforts with the Second Chance community. He is a loyal Democrat and a c ommunity advocate. I look forward to working with him to improve the quality of life for citizens of the First Congressional District and the Greater Philadelphia area.”

Brady says he will continue to support and work with Moore on major issues.

“I will support Judge Moore in the future and he and I will work together on the important issues of creating jobs, reducing hunger, tackling crime and ensuring that the Federal government works effectively and efficiently,” Brady said. “And, he and I will work together in the best interest of the Democratic Party."

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