A former New Mexico lawmaker is abandoning his campaign in the midst of sexual misconduct allegations.

Former Democratic representative Thomas Garcia of Las Vegas planned on running for the House of Representatives.

Now Garcia is saying he’s left the race due to business and family obligations.

Back in December, registered lobbyist Vanessa Alarid accused Garcia of offering to vote for a bill in 2009 if she would have sex with him.

Garcia denies the allegations.