Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican congressional hopeful made famous for her support of the QAnon conspiracy theory movement and skepticism about the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, is now running unopposed after her Democratic rival unexpectedly exited the race Friday.
Kevin Van Ausdal, who had been running as the Democratic candidate to represent Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, ended his campaign with less than two months until Election Day.
“I am heartbroken to announce that for family and personal reasons, I cannot continue this race for Congress,” Mr. Van Ausdal said in a statement. He plans to move out of the state, he added.
Ms. Greene is now more likely than ever to be elected by voters in the predominantly Republican congressional district regardless of concerns raised due to her previous association with QAnon.
QAnon began online in 2017 and has mutated to include a menagerie of far-right conspiracy theories, including that President Trump is secretly at war against a