Political Newcomer Alden Smith Withdraws from 2nd Congressional District Democratic Primary Race

Posted on March 17, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Via press release issued this morning of the Sangerville native’s decision:

Alden Smith withdraws from Congressional race

Alden Smith addresses Democrats in Lewiston, Sept 2013.

Alden Smith addresses Democrats in Lewiston, Sept 2013.

Alden Smith announced today that he is withdrawing from the Congressional race in Maine’s second district.

    Smith said, “I have been overwhelmed by the grassroots support that got me on the ballot 31 days before the deadline. However, I have not been able to achieve the same financial support. Therefore, I am withdrawing from the Democratic primary race for Maine’s Second Congressional District. The people of our district have the opportunity to select their Democratic candidate from two people, either of whom will serve them well.

    It has been an honor to talk about my vision and the challenges that face Mainers. In the days to come, I plan to stay actively engaged in the fight to build a better life for Mainers.”

Smith is settling in the Belfast area and will be returning to Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy to finish his thesis.

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