Bernard uncontested in general election
The Maine Ethics Commission has informed Replican Legislative candidate Sue Bernard of Caribou, that her opponent has withdrawn from the general election in November.
Democrat David White took his name out of the running and the party did not replace him by the deadline. This means Bernard is now uncontested for the general election and it’s too late for a party to nominate a candidate for that seat.
“I was surprised by the news, and had been looking forward to the contest and discussion of the issues,” Benard said. “Still, it’s a gift to have the burden of continuing the campaign lifted. I’m grateful especially to the generous people who made donations which got my campaign off the ground. I am honored and will work hard to make thoughtful decisions in Augusta.”
Bernard is a Clean Elections Candidate and as such, is not allowed to raise any more money for her campaign and further, must return any unspent funds to the Maine Clean Election fund. Her name will be on the ballot in November for the House District 149 seat.