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Richard Cebra Maine Republican Party head

Richard Cebra Maine Republican Party headAUGUSTA — Richard Cebra, who has served four terms as a state representative, was elected Saturday to lead Maine Republicans as the party sought to move on from recent setbacks and set the stage for the 2014 election. Cebra, of Naples, became the lone candidate after rival Beth O’Connor dropped out shortly before the vote in an expression of party unity. O’Connor, of Berwick, went on to win a three-way race for vice chair. “I’m real honored to be elected the chairman of the Maine Republican Party by unanimous, single ballot,” Cebra told reporters after the vote, which took place behind closed doors. “Beth O’Connor is a fantastic example of a strong Republican. She really came here to unite the party, as I did, and I think in that action she really made a fantastic step forward in uniting the party. And we are now the most united party in the state of Maine.” (read more at Lewiston Sun Journal)