Ringsmuth ends campaign for Lincoln mayor, endorses Lamm

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LINCOLN, Neb. — One of the candidates for Lincoln mayor dropped out of the race on Tuesday, and endorsed another candidate.

Andy Ringsmuth announced the end of his campaign for mayor in a news release.

“After prayerful consideration and consultation Monday evening with several trusted advisors, I have decided to not continue my campaign for Mayor of Lincoln,” Ringsmuth said. “This was a challenging decision but I know in my heart it is the right choice for my family and I at this time.”

In the release, Ringsmuth said he'll continue to be active in the local political scene, but not as a candidate, and instead endorsed Cyndi Lamm.

“Of all the candidates in the race, my beliefs, values and philosophies align closest with Cyndi,” he said. “I will enthusiastically support her and will work to make her the next mayor of Lincoln.”

Lamm, a Republican, is joined by several other candidates who have filed to run for the office, including Democrat Leirion Gaylor Baird and Independent Krystal Gabel.

Mayor Chris Beutler won't be able to run for reelection due to recently passed term limits.