Benavente drops out of gubernatorial race

GARAPAN Saipan - And then there were two. The tight race for Republican nomination for governor is down to former governor Juan N. Babauta and Heinz Hofschneider offer Rep. Diego Benavente dropped out of the race citing lack of the needed support to clinch gubernatorial victory. After months of speculation Benavente in a phone interview with the Journal before flying to Rota declared his intention to pull out of the competition and said that he will make a formal announcement on Feb. 27 . . .

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