GOP Sessions Candidate Withdraws

Davidson County attorney Rick Dumas said over the weekend that he will not campaign for a General Sessions Court judgeship, though his name will appear on the August ballot as the Republican nominee. Dumas, who was unopposed in last week’s GOP primary, said he will support Judge Rachel Bell, the Democratic nominee who won her party’s primary by a 13,000-vote margin, and urged others to do the same. Writing to supporters, Dumas said, “After much hard thought and deliberation and discussions…I have decided not to run for General Sessions judge. There are a number of reasons, but primarily, the main reason is, is that my heart simply isn't in it.”