HARPSWELL — Andrew Ian Dodge, a tea party activist and writer who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012, died Aug. 1 of cancer at the age of 46.

According to his website, AndrewIanDodge.com, Dodge died of a form of incurable cancer.

“If you are reading this I will have succumbed to the forces of cancers that have been ravaging my body for the last little while,” he wrote. “The last fight betwixt my body with the help of cancer treatment and cancer has not gone according to plan. The hordes of cancer plague entities have felled their host on the battlefield of life.”

Dodge graduated from Colby College and obtained a postgraduate degree from Hull University in the United Kingdom.

A freelance writer, his work was published in the Huffington Post, Canada Free Press and Washington Examiner, among others.

Journalist Raheem Kassam, writing on Breitbart.com, reported that Dodge “was a huge fan of Baroness Thatcher and President Ronald Reagan. … He was an ardent libertarian and argued fiercely against the Tea Party moving towards what he deemed to be the extreme right.”

Private funeral arrangements were by Stetson’s Funeral Home, Brunswick.

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