SACRAMENTO (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado has abandoned his long-shot GOP bid for governor of California, as he floundered for support and campaign cash.

The former state senator and member of a successful farming family held a news conference Thursday in his hometown of Santa Maria to say he was dropping out of the race and would not run for any other office this year.

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He exited the race by declaring, “now is not my time.”

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That leaves Republican state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly as the only major candidate to announce a challenge to Gov. Jerry Brown. The Democratic governor has not yet formally declared his intention to run for re-election even though he is raising millions of dollars for a campaign.

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Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari, a Republican, has been considering a run.