Republican doesn't have time for treasurer run

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Republican who abruptly dropped out of the race for state treasurer says he doesn't have time to campaign.

Tom Hiller said in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday afternoon that he had withdrawn from the race. He didn't offer any explanation in the message but said in a follow-up email that he's happy in his profession as an investment manager and he doesn't have time to campaign full-time.

Hiller's decision leaves Democrat Sarah Godlewski the only registered candidate in the race.

Wisconsin voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal constitutional amendment that would have eliminated the treasurer's office. Hiller and Godlewski both said Wednesday morning that voters want to preserve the office and give it more powers.

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