R.I. Congressional candidate who was arrested in Ohio drops out of race

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Michael Neary has ended his campaign for Congress. (Twitter/Neary Campaign)

A Congressional candidate who was looking to replace Jim Langevin has ended his campaign.

Democrat Michael Neary confirmed he is dropping out of the race Friday.

He said a full statement on his decision would be released shortly

Questions arose about Neary’s future in the race following an arrest in Ohio in March on charges of stalking and marijuana possession.

During that arrest he said he was living in Ohio, but was in the process of moving back to Rhode Island and run for Congress.

When he registered, Neary listed his home address in Coventry.

With Neary dropping out of the field, the remaining Democrats are Seth Magaziner, Sarah Morgenthau, Omar Bah, Joy Fox, David Segal and Cameron Moquin.

Allan Fung and Bob Lancia are seeking the Republican nomination.

Previously, Democrat Edwin Pacheco and Republican Jessica de la Cruz dropped out of the race.

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