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)
3 thoughts on “Interesting – and, for Democrats, faintly alarming – results in Maine-02.”
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].
It would be funny if the Democrats ended up having to spend money in Maine.
Especially given how hard it is for the Dems to raise money these days .. are they still in debt from 2012?
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