Congressional 6: Adams withdraws leaving Barringer, Galloway, Santiago & several other GOPers to battle it out

Taylor and Pappas likewise competing on Democratic side

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Sandy Adams is gone for good from the Congressional 6 race leaving Adam Barringer, GG Galloway, David Santiago and several others to battle it out on the Republican side, and likewise, Dwayne Taylor and George Pappas on the Democratic side.

Adams, a former one-term congresswoman, was clearly the frontrunner for both parties from the onset once Congressman Ron DeSantis announced he was forgoing a third two-year term to run for the US Senate that Marco Rubio was giving up in his run for the presidency.

But before she even announced she was running, former New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer beat her to the punch when he became the first to throw his name in the ring. And he “As I withdraw from public life, I am both grateful for the opportunity to serve and apprehensive about the future. Our community and our nation faces a threat from violent jihadists at the same time that confidence in the founding principles of our republic is being eroded by cynical elitists,” Adams wrote in a statement.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.