CALDWELL -- The May primary election is less than a month away and an unusual situation is unfolding in a Canyon County race for the House seat in District 10B.

Greg Chaney, the only Republican candidate with his name on the primary ballot, announced Wednesday that he's dropping out, after his past legal troubles came to light.

But now two other Republican candidates are scrambling for write-in votes.

Chaney issued this statement saying he was no longer running for office:

While who I am is not defined by the past, it is apparent that the focus of this race will continue to be on old events and not on the vision each candidate has for the future. It would not be fair to allow this focus to serve as a distraction from the important issues facing the State as voters make their choices in November.

Court documents show that Chaney was convicted of disturbing the peace and malicious destruction of property for an incident involving his then wife.

We sat down Thursday with one of the men running for the District 10B seat for the Republican Party -- Brian Bishop.

Bishop says the day after Chaney's legal history was made public, he decided to run against him.

Bishop says it will be a hard race to win, since his name won't be on the ballot.

It's an uphill battle, a real challenge just to make sure people will, we want to get the message out, Chaney has made a decision to drop out of the race, we want to get the message out and let them know there's an alternative out there, and I'm ready to hit the ground running and represent District 10, said Bishop.

Bishop is not the only write-in candidate. Last week Kent Marmon filed with the secretary of state as well. We reached out to Marmon today but have not heard back.

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