A Maine lawmaker was required to end his re-election bid by an agreement with a former girlfriend and fellow legislator who'd filed a temporary protection order against him.
The agreement also requires Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx (duh-HOO') of Brunswick to stay out of Rep. Erin Herbig's hometown of Belfast for the next decade and allows him to visit the State House only for official business and only after giving 48 hours of notice to Capitol Police.
The agreement, reported by the Bangor Daily News (http://bit.ly/N8VbO1 ) forbids du Houx, Herbig and their families from discussing the arrangement.
Herbig accused du Houx in April of stalking and harassing her after their breakup. Du Houx previously said on June 29 that an active-duty assignment in the Navy prevented him from seeking re-election.