Rebecca Johnson, widow of Dan Johnson (photo by Timothy D. Easley, AP)

Rebecca Johnson, the widow of state Rep. Dan Johnson, has withdrawn from the primary race to fill his seat in November, according to records filed Monday with the Kentucky Secretary of State.

Rebecca Johnson was recently defeated by Linda Belcher in a special election to fill the remainder of Dan Johnson’s term.

“After much prayer and deliberation, I have decided at this time, to not seek the Republican Party nomination for the 49th House district,” Rebecca Johnson said in a text message to Courier Journal. “I feel my time can be best served with my family and my ministry.”

According to the Courier-Journal, her name will still be on the ballot, but none of the votes will be counted. Thomas Huff, a Republican from Shepherdsville, is still in the race.

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