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Longshot Democrat Drops Out

Sen. Ted Cruz backed Republican Garrett Mason.

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Zach C. Cohen
March 7, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

“Patrick Eisenhart announced Tuesday that he would drop out of the Democratic gubernatorial primary and endorse” former state House Speaker Mark Eves (D). “Eisenhart of Augusta was one of the first candidates to enter the race but was always considered a longshot.” (Bangor Daily News)

FRESH OFF PRIMARY NIGHT. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) endorsed state Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason (R), urging voters “to stand with those who have proven themselves to be conservatives of conviction.” (release)

EXTINGUISHER WON’T HELP THIS HOT TAKE. Public university trustee Shawn Moody (R) told WVOM on “Monday that teachers could use fire extinguishers to combat an active shooter in a school.”

Moody: “[T]here are fire extinguishers, dry chemical fire extinguishers in every commercial building, school, almost within a hundred feet of wherever you are. And a fire extinguisher can be a great deterrent if somebody gets out of control, or somebody, if anything happens, a teacher, anybody, can break that glass, set the alarm off, grab that chemical fire extinguisher and spray it towards somebody. And I’ll tell you right now that could put them to their knees.” (The Hill)


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