AUGUSTA — Andrew D. Worcester, who won the Republican primary for state House of Representatives District 57, has informed the state and local Republican leadership he is withdrawing from the race.

His withdrawal follows that of Democratic incumbent District 57 Rep. Maeghan Maloney. So neither of the victorious primary candidates for the two major parties will be in the general election in November.

In a letter to the Maine Secretary of State and Augusta City Republican Committee Chairman Corey Vose, Worcester withdrew as the Republican nominee, according to a news release from the city Republican committee sent late Monday night. Worcester did not return repeated calls for comment during the campaign.

Vose said Augusta Republicans living in District 57 will hold a special caucus to select a replacement for Worcester July 2 at 6 p.m. in the lecture hall at Augusta City Center. All enrolled Republicans living in District 57 are eligible to participate and vote in the special caucus, according to Vose.

District 57 includes much of the northwest side of Augusta, bordered on the west by Manchester, the east by the Kennebec River, and the north by Sidney.

Worcester won a two-way race in the Republican primary, defeating Michael Hein, 168 to 134.



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