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Retired General From Oxford Withdraws From US Senate Race


Retired Air Force Gen. Jon Treacy from Oxford has withdrawn from the race to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ Senate seat.

“It is with sincere regret that I am terminating my campaign for the U.S. Senate. My great love for Maine and our country, and even greater concern for our future remains undiminished,” Treacy wrote in a statement released Tuesday.

In the statement, Treacy cited the “vast sums of money necessary to fund a competitive campaign” as a reason for withdrawing.

“Therefore, I extend my heartfelt thanks to all who have supported me along the way,” he said.

Treacy kicked off his campaign in late September. The Federal Election Commission lists $33,718 in total receipts for Treacy compared with more than $4 million for the top Democratic fundraiser, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon.
With Treacy out of the race, four Democrats are registered with the FEC for 2020: Gideon, Betsy Sweet, Cathleen Greenberg London and Bre Kidman.
Originally published Oct. 22, 2019 at 10:35 a.m. ET.