MAINE 02 (R -- POLIQUIN) | ME-2

Restauranteur Drops Out of Primary

He said the state party was favoring Jared Golden.

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Ally Mutnick
Feb. 8, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Restaurateur Tim Rich (D) “said Wednesday he will likely quit the race this month rather than continue a campaign he doubts he can win. … Though the Maine Democratic Party insists it has stayed neutral, Rich said the party establishment decided early on that” State Assistant Majority Leader Jared Golden (D) “ought to be the challenger to take on two-term” Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R).

“‘We’re sorry that Tim feels this way, and we wholeheartedly disagree with his assessment,’ said Scott Ogden, the Maine Democratic Party’s communications director. He said the party ‘has and will continue to maintain its neutrality throughout the primary process, in this race and in every race.’” (Lewiston Sun Journal)

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