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Democrat Ramsey Drops Out Of Kansas Congressional Race Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Andrea Ramsey for Congress

Retired lawyer and former community health nonprofit executive Andrea Ramsey announced Friday that she is dropping out of the race for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District.

Ramsey is one of several Democrats challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder.

Her announcement follows an allegation of sexual harassment made against her by a male employee in 2005 when she was a corporate executive. Those allegations were first published Friday morning in The Kansas City Star, less than an hour before Ramsey made her announcement.

In a statement posted to her campaign's Facebook page, Ramsey denies the allegations.

"As a first-time candidate, I am disappointed and disillusioned by the political process," she wrote.

Kyle Palmer is KCUR's morning newscaster. You can follow him on Twitter @kcurkyle.