And then there were two candidates contesting the federal Liberal nomination in Sarnia-Lambton.
Veteran county politician Todd Case unexpectedly withdrew from the race last week, leaving former city councillor Elizabeth Wood McDonald and retired high school teacher David McPhail in the running.
Case said the national office’s official approval of McPhail’s candidacy was a factor in his decision.
“It was flattering to be approached by the recruitment committee of the Sarnia-Lambton Federal Liberal Association, but now that the riding has two strong local candidates it feels like the right thing to do for me to step aside,” the Warwick mayor said.
A federal election will be held on or before Oct. 19 this year.
Marilyn Gladu won the Conservative nomination while Jason McMichael is the NDP standard-bearer.