A member of the Kentucky House started off a candidates forum Wednesday night with a jolting revelation: She had had enough of politics.
State Rep. Donna Mayfield, R-Winchester, said she is withdrawing from the race for the 73rd District, saying "politics has become too vicious," according to a report by the Winchester Sun.
She has represented Clark and Madison counties since 2011. Mayfield cited "hostility in politics" as a factor in her decision.
The Winchester Sun reports that Mayfield said that critics had "enjoy spreading lies and vicious rumors as they hide behind a keyboard in the dark at night."
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She said she was withdrawing for the sake of herself and her family, the paper reported.
"I pray that you will find a way to rid yourself of that darkness," Mayfield said of people who have contributed to the "vicious" behavior that led to her withdrawal.