PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine lawmaker whose former girlfriend and fellow legislator filed a temporary protection order against him has ended his re-election bid.
Democratic Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx confirmed Friday that he's withdrawing from the House District 66 race.
Cornell du Houx, a former U.S. Marine, told the Portland Press Herald that his decision has more to do with military service than the protection order or pressure from the Democratic Party.
Cornell Du Houx says he recently received an officer commissioning with the Navy and that his duty begins on Jan. 8, 2013, coinciding with the next legislative session.
State Rep. Erin Herbig accused him of stalking and harassing her after their breakup. They later reached a legal agreement in which the protection order was dropped.