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NYT discusses the Maine Republican who ended his candidacy after making a number of derogatory remarks about the Parkland survivors:

A Republican candidate for the Maine State House who disparaged two teenage survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., dropped out of the race after drawing heavy criticism and challengers from both political parties.

The candidate, Leslie Gibson, had been running to represent District 57 in central Maine unopposed, according to The Sun Journal, which first reported the comments he made on Twitter. Mr. Gibson called one Florida student, Emma González, a "skinhead lesbian," and another, David Hogg, a "moron" and a "baldfaced liar."

Later, after the negative attention, "Gibson acknowledged that his responses were "harsh and uncivil" and said it was 'inappropriate to single out' the students." As survivor David Hogg remarked:

"We need good people in office -- people who are actually human and have an ounce of empathy," he continued. "It's hilarious because its ridiculous. They're only proving our point that there are so many bad politicians out there. We almost let somebody that would say something like that win and run unopposed."

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