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Government and Politics

Oshins misses filing deadline, withdraws from Congressional race

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The number of candidates vying to succeed Lois Capps as the Central Coast representative in Congress is one less.

Santa Barbara Democrat Jeff Oshins announced Friday he is withdrawing from the 24th Congressional District race.

Oshins did not meet the filing deadline to have his name placed on the ballot. In a statement, he said couldn't compete with the fundraising and high-level endorsements of those who entered the race before him.

Oshins' campaign had focused on unburdening students of college debt.