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Chael Sonnen drops out of Oregon election

Well it looks like Chael Sonnen won’t be part of the Oregon House of Representatives after all. It was reported earlier today that fighter dropped out of the race due to “legal issues” that needed to be resolved. And if the “issues” favor against him, he will be unable to run for office until next year.

“In the best interests of my district, I am resigning from my campaign for the Oregon House of Representatives. A 2006 legal issue has arisen that needs my immediate attention. I am not at liberty to disclose the details, but my name was involved in a real estate case that requires a ruling,” Sonnen said today.

“If the ruling is adverse, I would be disqualified from running for office until 2011. So, given that possibility, I have chosen to withdraw my name as a candidate in 2010. I will continue to contribute to my community and ensure that we have a capable candidate to run for my district in November.”

Prior to this “setback” Sonnen was thought to have a good chance at securing an election state house. Let’s hope for Chael’s sake everything gets cleared up. But what could the legal issue be…?

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