City elections: McCluskey withdraws

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The race for Tucson mayor is now without a Republican candidate.

Shaun McClusky is withdrawing from the race.

He says the decision comes after the revelation many of the signatures on his petitions were not properly witnesses, leaving him with too few to be eligible.

McClusky blames himself for not gathering enough, but takes a shot at Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers and what he calls the local political machine for bullying candidates they didn't hand pick.