NY Politician Found Dead In Cemetery Two Weeks After Dropping Out Of Congressional Race

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A former New York Congressional candidate has been found dead in a cemetery two weeks after he pulled out of the race.

Kyle Van De Water's body was found at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Police think the 41-year-old Republican committed suicide.

Van De Water announced his withdrawal from the race on Twitter at the end of last month.

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"For the good of the party, and the district, I have decided to withdraw my candidacy. I look forward to vigorously and enthusiastically supporting the GOP candidate in 2022," he tweeted. "Unfortunately, circumstances in my life have changed and I am no longer able to give 110% towards this endeavor. I have been truly humbled by and will be forever grateful for all of the support I have received these past few years. It has been an honor getting to meet so many of you as I traveled across the district."

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro told MidHudson News that Van De Water "was a war hero who put his life and well-being on the line for his country. We owe him, his family, and all of our brave service men and women everything for the sacrifices they have made."