Drake bows out of governor's race, cites lack of "resources"

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Attorney Dwight Drake says he's ending his campaign for the governor's office.

Drake cited an inability to "marshal the resources" needed to run a competitive, substantive campaign for governor.

"Now is the time when South Carolina needs its strongest leaders, both inside and outside of government, to do the hard work of rebuilding our economy and setting things right," said Drake in a statement.

The attorney is best known for helping to bring BMW to the state in the 90's.

He did not endorse anyone in his final statement.

Drake joins Charleston attorney Mullins McLeod, who also withdrew from the race for the Democratic nomination several weeks ago.

The Democratic field for governor has whittled down to state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, Superintendent Jim Rex and state Sen. Robert Ford.

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