Blair Witch producer ends campaign for treasurer

State Capitol building in Hartford. (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)
State Capitol building in Hartford. (WTNH / Noelle Gardner)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A partner in a Stamford investment firm who helped produce the successful independent film “The Blair Witch Project” says he’s giving up his campaign for state treasurer.

Bob Eick said in a statement that he’s throwing his support behind Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst.

Eick says he believes a Republican primary fight would diminish the party’s opportunity to win in November.

Eickm who was an executive producer of the 1999 horror film, earned the right to a primary by winning the support of 29 percent of the delegates at the party’s nominating convention last month.

The 33-year-old Herbst will face five-term incumbent Democrat Denise Nappier in the general election.

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