Interesting – and, for Democrats, faintly alarming – results in Maine-02.

In ME-02 incumbent Democrat Mike Michaud is, of course, running for governor of Maine: so his seat is now open.  And after last night’s results, I think that it may end up being considered more competitive than Lean Democratic.  As of 10:30 AM today, Democrat Emily Cain has only gotten about 800 more votes than Republican Bruce Poliquin did; and turnout was noticeably higher on the Republican side than the Democratic one.  Both candidates are unabashedly partisan; but you’d expect that the Democrats would have done better with GOTV on a seat that they’re currently holding.

Keep an eye on this race.  Bruce Poliquin’s site is here.

Moe Lane (crosspost)


  • nicklevi86 says:

    The turnout may be more related to the energy of each race. Cain’s opponent up here was a horrible candidate and she’s a genuinely likable person. Bruce Poliquin and the RINO Kevin Raye were neck-and-neck, so there was more reason to turn out for either of them.

    OTOH, I still agree that it will be closer than the Dems are comfortable with, and with Obama being….well you know, crazier things have happened[Looks at Scott Brown].

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