- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) - A Democratic candidate fending off sexual harassment allegations has abandoned his campaign for a seat in the General Assembly

Hearst Connecticut Media reports (https://bit.ly/ZVA4u2 that Marc Abrams said Friday he quit for the good of his family. He insisted the allegations he harassed and discriminated against two female employees while a partner at a New York hedge fund are false.

Abrams was challenging seven-term Republican incumbent Livvy Floren.

House Speaker Brendan Sharkey urged Abrams to step aside and said he did the right thing.

The 44-year-old Abrams is a defendant in a 2010 lawsuit filed in New York by two women alleging that he and his brother, Russell, had a history of sexual advances and abusive and threatening behavior.

Democrats have not won a state House seat in Greenwich since 1912.

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Information from: Greenwich Time, https://www.greenwichtime.com

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