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Pittsburgh Mayoral Candidate Marlin Woods Withdraws From Race

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Marlin Woods is dropping his independent candidacy for mayor of Pittsburgh.

Woods, a motivational speaker, said a Democratic voters challenge of his petitions put him in a position to legally defend his petitions at a hearing on Monday.

He said that is logistically impossible in such a short period of time.

"I can promise you have not heard the last from me. I will continue to advance my positive message and respond to opportunities to provide leadership where and when appropriate in the next four years. Stay tuned; we're just getting started. Working together our best days lie ahead," Woods said in a release on Saturday.

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