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 Jon Treacy from Oxford has withdrawn from the race to challenge Republican U.S. Sen.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.