Michael Heath’s candidacy was exceptionally short, but interesting nonetheless. Heath is the former head of the Maine Family Policy Council, a socially conservative organization in that state.
WCSH-TV said he issued a statement Wednesday saying he quickly determined that it’s not realistic for him to circulate the necessary petitions.Independent candidates have until June 1 to collect at least 4,000 voters’ signatures each to qualify for the November ballot.
Five Democrats and seven Republicans are competing in their parties’ June 8 primaries for the gubernatorial nomination.
Heath’s entrance into, and exit from the, gubernatorial race in Maine only took two weeks total.