Democrats Sean Faircloth of Bangor and Jim Boyle of Gorham have decided to end their campaigns for governor. Democrat Tim Rich of Seal Harbor has dropped out of the Second District Congressional race.

Faircloth, who jumped into the gubernatorial race in December, said in a statement that he is not on pace to collect the necessary $5 contributions to qualify for the Clean Elections public financing program. He has endorsed former Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves for governor.

“[Eves] has a proven track record during his time as a legislator of standing up for increased access to affordable health care, for strong environmental protections and for workers’ rights, such as an increased minimum wage,” said Faircloth.

Boyle, who filed to run for governor in July, has not endorsed any candidate yet. In a statement, Tim Rich said Democrat Lucas St. Clair is the “best person to take on Congressman Poliquin in the fall.”

“Over the past several months I’ve gotten to know everyone running, and I can tell you that they are all exceptionally decent, good people,” Rich said. “But I think that of everyone running there is one person who best exemplifies those values. And that’s Lucas St. Clair.”

Eleven Democrats remain in the gubernatorial race and five Democrats remain in the Second District Congressional race. Libertarian Richard Light and Green Independent Betsy Marsano of Waldo have also dropped out of the gubernatorial race and Libertarian Brian Kresge of Winterport has ended his candidacy for the Second CD race. The primary will be held on June 12.