Saturday, 24 February 2018 17:27

Faircloth drops out of gubernatorial race Featured

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Faircloth drops out of gubernatorial race

BANGOR - A familiar face in the Bangor area has dropped out of running for governor this fall.

Sean Faircloth, a former state senator and Bangor mayor, announced Saturday he is not on pace to secure the individual $5 donations required by the clean elections law, a standard he set for himself when he announced his candidacy last month.


Instead, Faircloth says he will be endorsing fellow democrat and former speaker of the Maine house, Mark Eves.


He says Eves has similar views to himself in areas like health care, minimum wage, and environmental protections.

David Guildford

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David joined the news team in March of 2017. First and foremost he is a proud Mainer. Before reporting for ABC7 and FOX22, he interned at WLBZ2 in Bangor, and attended the University of Maine's journalism program.

David was raised in the western Maine foothills, and has been a lifelong viewer of local Maine news. He hopes to bring this perspective to telling the stories of folks in the community.

When not on the job, David enjoys skiing, snowmobiling, spending time at the family camp on Branch Lake, and playing slow-pitch softball with the other Bangor gym class heroes.