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Kander, citing mental health concerns, drops out of KC race


October 3, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Kander, a rising star in Democratic politics who narrowly lost a 2016 Senate bid, dropped out of the race for mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday so he could get help for post-traumatic stress and depression that he said he has suffered from for more than a decade.

Kander, 37, said in an announcement Tuesday that he has tried since leaving the military to ignore his symptoms but finally decided it was time to step away from politics and concentrate on becoming healthy.

"So after 11 years of trying to outrun depression and PTSD symptoms, I have finally...

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