Phillip Paige has ended his campaign for New York State's 118th Assembly District, according to a post Tuesday on his Facebook.
Paige, a Republican from St. Lawrence County, wrote that though he rescinded his campaign he “(remains) committed to candor and substance,” and endorsed Patrick Vincent for the district.
In a news release, Paige said Vincent was “a genuinely good person, a public servant at heart and a dedicated reformer.”
“Our differences are on policy alone — I’ve had only positive interactions with he and his family," Paige said. "Consequently, I leave this race dedicated to assisting Mr. Vincent in his bid for the Republican nomination.”
Paige was one of three Republican nominees for the district. The remaining two are Vincent and Robert Smullen.
The 188th Assembly District includes parts of Herkimer County, all of Fulton and Hamilton Counties and portions of Oneida and St. Lawrence counties.