It’s unlikely that we will see a third campaign between two-term Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-Oakland/Bangor) and former state Sen. Emily Cain (D). But, another failed two-time candidate is stepping forward. Construction business owner Jonathan Fulford (D), who supported Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, declared his congressional candidacy this week. In the last two elections, Mr. Fulford lost close contests to state Senate President Mike Thibodeau (R). The 2nd District has been traditionally Democratic, but Poliquin scored the upset win in 2014, and then increased his victory margin last November. President Trump gained an extra national electoral vote here as he carried the northern Maine CD, 51-41%. Maine is one of two states that partially award electoral votes through congressional district victories.
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