Bruce Poliquin Wins Midterm Election In Maine

November 5th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

Tea party-backed businessman and former Maine state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin defeated state Sen. Emily Cain (D-Maine) in the state’s 2nd District Tuesday.

Poliquin defeated former state Senate President Kevin Raye, a former chief of staff to Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), in the Republican primary earlier this year.

Cain received support in her race from Emily’s List, a group which works to elect Democratic women who support abortion rights.

The seat became open when Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) decided to challenge Gov. Paul LePage (R).

The AP reported Wednesday:

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Republican victories in governor’s races across the country show voters want leaders who will “get things done,” rather that fighting over ideology.

Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association and a possible 2016 candidate for president, said he was gratified by GOP wins in Democratic-leaning states such as Maryland, Massachusetts and Illinois, as well as victories in key swing states like Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio.

Christie said voters “elect and re-elect governors to get things done.”

Christie, who campaigned for GOP candidates across the country, said the winners deserve the credit, not him. He said elections are “always about the candidate.”

Christie spoke Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show, ABC’s “Good Morning America” and Fox News Channel.

President Barack Obama will speak to the press Wednesday afternoon to address his party’s resounding loss in the 2014 midterm elections, according to White House

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