Ex-Tennessee judge launches GOP bid to replace Rep. Black

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One of the Senate candidates removed from the ballot by the Tennessee Republican Party has decided to no longer campaign, reversing a decision made on Tuesday.

Dr. Rolando Toyos said on Wednesday he would no longer campaign for U.S. Senate at the state executive committee removed him from the ballot at a meeting last weekend.

"My dear departed mother used to say 'when faced with obstacles do not complain but instead figure out a solution and work harder,'" Toyos said in a statement. "I have exhausted every possibility to keep my name on the ballot that would not be distracting to the Republican Party and the truly important issues facing our country. I will not pursue other remedies. I will work harder in the future to prove that I am a bonafide Republican."

Toyos said a third party approached him and said he was removed because his Republican Party dedication was being challenged despite being an active member his entire life.

In a statement on Tuesday, he called the move a blatant contradiction of the bylaws.

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