Two Republican House candidates drop out

GOP seeks candidates to run
By Daniel Dunkle | Jul 11, 2014

Republicans James Kalloch and Carole Gartley have withdrawn from the race for two Maine House seats.

Kalloch of Rockland withdrew around June 19 from the race for the District 93 seat serving Rockland and Owls Head. He would have challenged Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Dickerson in November.

"I didn't think I could spend the time I need to campaign," Kalloch said July 11. He said this is the busy season for his business, Penobscot Ferry and Transport.

Gartley said July 11 that she was only running as a place-holder in the election. The Republicans had to have candidates named by January in order to have a place in the race. She withdrew after the June primary.

She was listed in the District 94 House Race and would have challenged Joan Welsh, D-Rockport. Independent Owen Casas of Rockport is also running in that race.

The Republican Party has until July 28 to caucus and nominate candidates to fill the vacancies.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Ed Glaser | Jul 12, 2014 17:40

It's always better when their are two strong candidates for the voters to choose between. A candidate may prefer an uncontested election, but the system always suffers when there's only one political philosophy on the ballot.

 



Posted by: russell g york | Jul 11, 2014 17:42

realy funny



Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Jul 11, 2014 12:54

Maybe Marden's can spare a couple more beauties.



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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.

Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast for 15 years.

 

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