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{{tnr}}'''Bruce Poliquin''' {{2014is}} a 2014 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] representing [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Maine]].<ref>[http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/07/politics/sangerville-veteran-files-paperwork-to-run-for-congress-as-democrat-in-maines-2nd-district/?ref=relatedSidebar ''Bangor Daily News,'' "Sangerville veteran files paperwork to run for Congress as Democrat in Maine’s 2nd District," accessed August 19, 2013]</ref><ref name="run">[http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/Poliquin-declares-candidacy-for-2nd-Congressional-District.html ''Online Sentinel,'' "Poliquin will seek to follow Michaud," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Bruce Poliquin''' {{2014is}} a 2014 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Maine]].<ref>[http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/07/politics/sangerville-veteran-files-paperwork-to-run-for-congress-as-democrat-in-maines-2nd-district/?ref=relatedSidebar ''Bangor Daily News,'' "Sangerville veteran files paperwork to run for Congress as Democrat in Maine’s 2nd District," accessed August 19, 2013]</ref><ref name="run">[http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/Poliquin-declares-candidacy-for-2nd-Congressional-District.html ''Online Sentinel,'' "Poliquin will seek to follow Michaud," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> He defeated [[Kevin Raye]] in the [[Republican]] primary on June 10, 2014.<ref name="defeat">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/ME_US_House_0610.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "June 10 Election Results," accessed June 10, 2014]</ref>
  
He previously was the [[Maine Treasurer|Treasurer of Maine]]. Poliquin was first elected in 2010 and served until 2012.<ref>[http://bruceforsenate.com/bio ''Bruce for Senate'' "Biography" Accessed November 14, 2012]</ref>  
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He previously was the [[Maine Treasurer|Treasurer of Maine]]. Poliquin was first elected in 2010 and served until 2012.<ref>[http://bruceforsenate.com/bio ''Bruce for Senate'', "Biography" accessed November 14, 2012]</ref>  
  
Poliquin was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[Maine]]. Poliquin was defeated by [[Charles Summers]] in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.<ref name="results">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/ME_US_Senate_0612.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Election Results" Accessed June 12, 2012]</ref>
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Poliquin was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[Maine]]. Poliquin was defeated by [[Charles Summers]] in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.<ref name="results">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/ME_US_Senate_0612.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Election Results" accessed June 12, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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*1976: Harvard University<ref name="bio">[http://www.maine.gov/treasurer/about_us/bio.html ''Maine Treasurer'', "About Us: Bio" accessed March 19, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Poliquin {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2014|Maine's]] [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|2nd District]].<ref name="run"/> Poliquin {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Poliquin {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2014|Maine's]] [[Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|2nd District]].<ref name="run"/> He defeated [[Kevin Raye]] in the [[Republican]] primary on June 10, 2014.<ref name="defeat"/> {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
The National Republican Congressional Committee added Poliquin to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013.  According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/house-republicans-name-36-recruits-to-on-the-radar/ ''Roll Call'', "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013]</ref>
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The National Republican Congressional Committee added Poliquin to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013.  According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/house-republicans-name-36-recruits-to-on-the-radar/ ''Roll Call'', "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.gopyoungguns.com/ ''NRCC Young Guns'', "List," accessed March 20, 2014]</ref>
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! colspan="5" | 2010 Race for Governor - [[Republican]] Primary <ref>[http://www.wcsh6.com/news/elections/default.aspx WCSH6 Voice of the Voter, Maine Primary Results, June 8, 2010]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
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===2014===
 
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Poliquin's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00518654 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Bruce Poliquin 2014 Summary reports," Accessed November 11, 2013]</ref>
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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2014 elections season. Below are Poliquin's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00518654 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Bruce Poliquin 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 11, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 00:25, 25 June 2014

Bruce Poliquin
Bruce Poliquin.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Maine, District 2
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maine Treasurer
2010-2012
Education
High schoolPhillips Academy
Bachelor'sHarvard University (1976)
Personal
Place of birthWaterville, Maine
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Bruce Poliquin was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Maine.[1][2] He defeated Kevin Raye in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[3]

He previously was the Treasurer of Maine. Poliquin was first elected in 2010 and served until 2012.[4]

Poliquin was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Maine. Poliquin was defeated by Charles Summers in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[5]

Biography

  • Private sector business owner and manager for the past 35 years[6]
  • 1976: Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago, Employee benefits area[6]
  • 1978: Evaluation Associates, Inc. in Westport, Connecticut, a nationally recognized pension fund consulting firm[6]
  • 1981-1996: Principal of Avatar Investors Associates Corporation in New York, an independent investment management firm[6]

Education

  • Phillips Academy, Andover
  • 1976: Harvard University[6]

Political career

Treasurer (2010-2012)

Poliquin was first elected as Maine Treasurer in 2010 and served until 2012.[6]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bruce Poliquin endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

Elections

2014

See also: Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Poliquin ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Maine's 2nd District.[2] He defeated Kevin Raye in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[3] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Poliquin to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[8][9]

U.S. House, Maine District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Poliquin 56.8% 19,736
Kevin Raye 43.2% 14,987
Total Votes 34,723
Source: Maine.gov

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

Poliquin ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. He was defeated by Charles Summers in the Republican primary.

2010

Peloquin ran for Governor of Maine in 2010, but lost in the Republican primary.

2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary[10]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpgPaul LePage (R) 37.9%
Leslie B. Otten (R) 17.3%
S. Peter Mills (R) 14.4%
Steven W. Abbott (R) 12.8%
Bill Beardsley (R) 9.7%
Bruce Poliquin (R) 5.0%
Matthew C. Jacobson (R) 3.0%
Total votes 131,060

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Poliquin's reports.[11]

Bruce Poliquin (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$1,378.23$0.00$(196.97)$1,181.26
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$1,181.26$0.00$(0.00)$1,181.26
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$0.00$223,123.12$(1,806.86)$221,316.26
Year End[15]January 31, 2014$221,316$147,806$(69,006)$300,116
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$300,116$121,780$(80,996)$340,900
Running totals
$492,709.12$(152,005.83)

Personal

Poliquin lives in Georgetown, Maine, with his son, Sam.[6]

See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Maine State Treasurer
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Neria Douglass