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      Steve French withdraws from House District 46 race

      No Republican runoff will be needed in the race for State House District 46. Steve French announced his withdrawal from the race. French threw his support behind his opponent David Faulkner. This is Faulkner's first run for political office.French announced his intentions on his facebook page. The former state senator said, "...life events have gotten in the way of a good plan, and it is no longer prudent for me to continue with this campaign."In the June 3 primary, Faulkner, a Mountain Brook attorney, garnered 45% of the vote to French's 26%. Faulkner will face libertarian candidate Steven Tucker in the November general election.{}{} {} {}