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GOP contender withdraws from race.

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Aug. 29, 2013, 7:17 a.m.

State Rep. Alex Wil­lette (R) on Wed­nes­day an­nounced that he was drop­ping his bid for the GOP nom­in­a­tion. Wil­lette: “I want to do what is best for my party and at this time I be­lieve my re­sources and en­ergy will be bet­ter spent help­ing Re­pub­lic­ans win Maine’s 2nd, work­ing to keep the gov­ernor’s man­sion and re­tak­ing the ma­jor­ity in the Le­gis­lature. There­fore, I will be sus­pend­ing my cam­paign for the 2nd Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict as of today.” (Wa­terville Morn­ing Sen­tinel)

Wil­lette ap­pears to be step­ping aside as big­ger name Re­pub­lic­ans enter the race. Former state Treas­urer Bruce Poli­quin (R) an­nounced this week that he’s run­ning for the seat, and former state Sen­ate Pres­id­ent Kev­in Raye (R), the 2012 nom­in­ee, is con­sid­er­ing run­ning.
Kev­in Bren­nan


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