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Maine Legislator Gets Re-Elected, Then Quits GOP

January 4, 2019

The Bangor Daily News reports that York County Republican state representative Don Marcan “left the Republican Party on Thursday without explaining his decision.”

Marcan’s action reduces the GOP minority in the Maine House of Representatives to 55 in the 151-seat legislature.

Re-elected in November with 56 percent of the vote to serve his sixth consecutive 2-year term, Marcan will not be able to run in 2020 because of Maine’s term limit rules, the Bangor Daily News reports.

“We were informed by the speaker’s office yesterday that he has unenrolled,” John Bott, spokesman for House Republicans, told the Bangor Daily News. “We do not have any details on his decision.”

The Maine House has 89 Democrats and 55 Republicans. Marean becomes the seventh independent representative in the legislative body.



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