Comments for: Embattled Brunswick lawmaker Alex Cornell du Houx withdraws from House race

Posted June 29, 2012, at 6:27 p.m.

BRUNSWICK | Embattled Democratic lawmaker Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx said Friday that he has withdrawn his name from the November election ballot. Jodi Quintero, spokeswoman for the House Democratic Office, confirmed Friday that Cornell du Houx, who represents part of Brunswick in the Maine House of Representatives, has …

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  • Anonymous

    Typical Democrat.

  • Anonymous

    “I have chosen to take this opportunity to serve my community,  state and nation by progressing my career in the Navy.” – du Houx

    Spoken like a real phoney.  Instead of putting it simply (i.e., “I’m going on active duty in the Navy.”), he tries to puff it up.   And he’s going to be a “public affairs officer”, which I suppose is the glorified military term for a mouthpiece to the press and the perfect billet for a guy like du Houx.

  • Anonymous

    At first glance it appears that the Dems are guilty of racial discrimination against Le Marquis Cornell du Houx because of his French heritage and the possible genetic link to Governor LePage. His faux pas “hors des liens du marriage” avec Madame Herbig can hardly be compared to the baser and more sordid peccadilloes typically associated with reprobates like Barney Frank and Ted Kennedy (God rest his soul wherever he may be). All that is wanting from this Quixotic tale of unrequited lust is the discordant soughing of Angus King’s flaccid intervention.

    • Anonymous

       Most of the “reprobates are Republican. Do you want a contest with names ? You do the D’s, I’ll do the R’s. You have 2, I’ll list 4.  How about we limit it to the last 25 years.
      Gingrich, Vitter, Ensign and Sanford. The first 2 are still Republican saints, the last 2 are very recent office holders. If you want to argue those names, then pick from these 4. Senator Craig, John Bryan (FL), Rev. Hagagrd, and Roy Ashburn of Cal.

      So, don’t go round thinking the Dems are as bad as the Repubs, because one thing Dems lack is the chutzpah to be hypocritical. Almost all the Repubs who get outed as gay are Repubs who sponsor anti-gay, pro-family legislation.

  • Dan Troop

    We can only hope that in all fairness Ms. Herbig will follow suit!

    •  Agreed. Her constituents didn’t send her to Augusta to engage in extramarital affairs, and to disgrace her office.

  • Anonymous

    As reported in the Portland Press Herald he became an officer in the Navy in December.
    He served as a combat veteran in the Marines in Iraq. He put his life on the line for you. The fourth of July is around the corner- we all owe our freedoms to people who chose to serve our country. Let’s thank him, and all the rest who serve and who have served our country.

    To become an Officer in the Navy is not a walk in the park. The Navy has serious background checks. He has a clean record. Please show some respect for him and your nation.

     

    • Dear Mother of Du Houx — I think it’s your son who owes his Maine constituents some “respect.” And an apology, for neglecting to respect his own elected duty in Augusta.

    • Anonymous

      he’s an embarrasment to keep playing the veteran’s card as he does. “I am in the military so please ignore the fact that I am a stalker. “

    • Anonymous

      These articles have been written in a way to help people jump to conclusions, which are exemplified here in some of the previous comments. It is easy to see why Alex would be the target of both republicans and democrats, as he is often bi-partisan. I think he is more representative of Maine than our other extreme right and left wing non-representing representatives. In addition, Alex is only one of a few representatives that sponsor/co-sponsor veteran bills. I can tell you personally that my family has felt the positive effects of his bills, specifically those related to veteran’s family members going to college. Also, I have always found Alex to be accessible, whether it was a phone call or an email. I wish there were more representatives that work like Alex has.

  • Anonymous

    I am pretty sure there are officers in the military that have been
    involved in a lot worse then Alex.  For him to put his energy into
    serving in the Navy after coming out of a complicated situation such as
    this shows a strength in him.  Ok, so politics didn’t work out so well,
    but maybe he will be able to good for our soldiers as he has in the past
    when he served in Iraq.   Everyone makes mistakes, and sometimes they
    involve romantic relationships, but he is trying to move on with his
    life now.  For people to keep tearing apart a decorated soldier such as
    Alex is just sad.  And if you were his mother, you would do everything
    you could for your son too, so attacking her defense of him is pretty
    low blow as well.  Ramona is not trying to wrap his problems up in an
    American flag, she is simply being there for him in a time of need, and
    if nothing else I would hope that the other parents out there can at
    least respect that.

  • Anonymous

    These articles have been written in a way to help people jump to conclusions, which are exemplified here in some of the previous comments. It is easy to see why Alex would be the target of both republicans and democrats, as he is often bi-partisan. I think he is more representative of Maine than our other extreme right and left wing non-representing representatives. In addition, Alex is only one of a few representatives that sponsor/co-sponsor veteran bills. I can tell you personally that my family has felt the positive effects of his bills, specifically those related to veteran’s family members going to college. Also, I have always found Alex to be accessible, whether it was a phone call or an email. I wish there were more representatives that work like Alex has.

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