Democrat Ramsey Drops Out Of Kansas Congressional Race Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Dec 15, 2017

Andrea Ramsey is dropping out of the race for Kansas' Third Congressional District.
Credit Andrea Ramsey / Andrea Ramsey For Congress

Retired lawyer and former community health nonprofit executive Andrea Ramsey announced Friday that she is dropping out of the race for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District.

Ramsey is one of several Democrats challenging incumbent Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder. 

Her announcement follows an allegation of sexual harassment made against her by a male employee in 2005 when she was a corporate executive. Those allegations were first published Friday morning in The Kansas City Star, less than an hour before Ramsey made her announcement. 

She denies the allegations in a statement, the full text of which is available on her campaign's Facebook page. 

"As a first-time candidate, I am disappointed and disillusioned by the political process," she wrote.

Kyle Palmer is KCUR's morning newscaster. You can follow him on Twitter @kcurkyle.