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==Endorsements==
 
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===Kevin Raye===
 
===Kevin Raye===
The National Republican Congressional Committee added [[Kevin Raye]] (R) 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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The National Republican Congressional Committee added [[Kevin Raye]] (R) 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>
  
 
===Bruce Poliquin===
 
===Bruce Poliquin===
*The National Republican Congressional Committee added [[Bruce Poliquin]] (R) 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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*The National Republican Congressional Committee added [[Bruce Poliquin]] (R) 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>
  
 
*At the end of September 2013, [[FreedomWorks]] announced its endorsement for [[Bruce Poliquin]].<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=416639891775817&set=a.217063965066745.38799.217000091739799&type=1 ''Bruce Poloquin for Congress Facebook Page,'' "Photos," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref><ref name="endorsep">[http://www.asmainegoes.com/content/freedomworks-endorses-poliquin-0 ''As Maine Goes,'' "FreedomWorks Endorses Poliquin," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>
 
*At the end of September 2013, [[FreedomWorks]] announced its endorsement for [[Bruce Poliquin]].<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=416639891775817&set=a.217063965066745.38799.217000091739799&type=1 ''Bruce Poloquin for Congress Facebook Page,'' "Photos," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref><ref name="endorsep">[http://www.asmainegoes.com/content/freedomworks-endorses-poliquin-0 ''As Maine Goes,'' "FreedomWorks Endorses Poliquin," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref>

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2012

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Maine's 2nd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 10, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Mike Michaud Democratic Party
Michael Michaud.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean D[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely D[2]

Fairvote's Monopoly Politics: Likely D[3]

Maine U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2

2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 2nd Congressional District of Maine will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 17, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Maine is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: Voters needed register to vote in the primary by either May 20, 2014 (by mail or through voter registration drive) or on election day (in person). For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 14, 2014. However, there is no cut-off date for registering in person at the the town office or city hall.[7]

See also: Maine elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Mike Michaud (D), who was first elected in 2002. In June 2013, Michaud announced that he would run for Governor of Maine instead of seeking re-election to the 2nd District seat.

Maine's 2nd Congressional District encompasses the entire northern portion of the state north of the Portland and Augusta.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 10, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Declined to run

Withdrew prior to the primary

Race background

In June 2013, Mike Michaud announced the launch of his exploratory committee in advance of his run for governor. Michaud announced his run for governor on June 13, 2014. On June 14, 2013, Emily Cain, a member of the Maine State Senate announced that she would be running in the 2014 Democratic primary.[28]

Endorsements

Kevin Raye

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Kevin Raye (R) 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."[29][30]

Bruce Poliquin

  • The National Republican Congressional Committee added Bruce Poliquin (R) 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."[31][32]
  • At the end of September 2013, FreedomWorks announced its endorsement for Bruce Poliquin.[33][34]
    • Matt Kibbe, President of FreedomWorks, stated in the endorsement, “Bruce Poliquin, a successful businessman and proven conservative leader, is just the kind of man we need in Congress. With an education in economics and more than 30 years in the financial industry, his insights into how to fix a failing economy will be an asset from day one. Poliquin has a track record of putting his common sense fiscal principles to work. As State Treasurer for Maine, he took on the debt-ridden pension system that was wasting money and hurting its pensioners and turned it around. He saved the state 1.7 billion dollars and put the system on solid footing. Results matter and Bruce Poliquin is a leader that can deliver, and has delivered. The voters have an easy choice. Bruce Poliquin is the only candidate in this race who will lead the charge and help fix our fiscal house in Washington, D.C.”[34]

Emily Cain

    • “Emily has defended women’s access to healthcare, fought to increase opportunities in education, and spearheaded ethics reforms in Augusta, and the EMILY’s List community — now more than two million members strong — is thrilled to help her become the first Democratic woman elected to Maine’s 2nd Congressional District,” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said in a news release.[35]
  • The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) endorsed Cain on March 18, 2014.[36][37]

Polls

Republican primary

Republican primary
Poll Kevin Raye Bruce PoliquinRichard RosenBlaine RichardsonMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Opinion Strategies
November 4-5, 2013
42%18%5%3%+/-5.57310
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

General election

Potential general election match-up
Poll Kevin Raye Emily CainMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Opinion Strategies
November 4-5, 2013
45%31%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


Potential general election match-up
Poll Kevin Raye Troy JacksonMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Opinion Strategies
November 4-5, 2013
45%30%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


Potential general election match-up
Poll Bruce Poliquin Troy JacksonMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Opinion Strategies
November 4-5, 2013
33%38%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.



Potential general election match-up
Poll Bruce Poliquin Emily CainMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Opinion Strategies
November 4-5, 2013
34%37%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Campaign contributions

Five Maine congressional candidates raised more than $400,000 combined from July 2013 through September 2013.[38]

In quarterly finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission in October 2013, Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain reported raising more than $75,000 for the quarter, while fellow Democratic state Sen. Troy Jackson raised nearly $72,000. Alden Smith had not filed by October 22, 2013.[38] On January 22, 2014, Cain's campaign released that she had nearly $300,000 in her campaign war chest.[39]

On the Republican side, former state Sen. Kevin Raye raised $90,000, and former Navy officer Blaine Richardson raised a little over $1,000. Former state treasurer Bruce Poliquin said he would file a report on October 22, 2013, showing he raised $221,000.[38]

Kevin Raye

Kevin Raye (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[40]April 15, 20123$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$0.00
July Quarterly[41]July 15, 2013$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$0.00
October Quarterly[42]October 15, 2013$0.00$90,025.00$(4,675.39)$85,349.61
Year End[43]January 31, 2014$86,139$102,604$(33,618)$155,124
April Quarterly[44]April 15, 2014$155,124$82,184$(35,002)$202,306
Running totals
$274,813$(73,295.39)

Raye reported on January 31, 2014, that he raised $100,000 from October through December 2013.[45]

Bruce Poliquin

Bruce Poliquin (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[46]April 15, 2013$1,378.23$0.00$(196.97)$1,181.26
July Quarterly[47]July 15, 2013$1,181.26$0.00$(0.00)$1,181.26
October Quarterly[48]October 15, 2013$0.00$223,123.12$(1,806.86)$221,316.26
Year End[49]January 31, 2014$221,316$147,806$(69,006)$300,116
April Quarterly[50]April 15, 2014$300,116$121,780$(80,996)$340,900
Running totals
$492,709.12$(152,005.83)

As of January 2013, Poliquin raised $370,000 and had $300,000 on hand, with $100,000 of that from Poliquin's personal money.[45]

Blaine Richardson

Blaine Richardson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[51]April 15, 2013$0.00$1,150.00$(1,150.00)$0.00
July Quarterly[52]July 15, 2013$0.00$0.00$(0.00)$0.00
October Quarterly[53]October 18, 2013$0.00$1,962.48$(1,206.70)$755.78
Year End[54]January 31, 2014$755$1,101$(1,397)$459
Running totals
$4,213.48$(3,753.7)

Troy Jackson

Troy Jackson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[55]October 15, 2013$0.00$71,558.00$(26,135.85)$45,422.15
Year-End[56]January 31, 2014$45,422$66,399$(62,112)$49,708
April Quarterly[57]April 15, 2014$49,708$103,084$(81,893)$70,899
Running totals
$241,041$(170,140.85)

Alden Smith

Alden Smith (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[58]July 15, 2013$0.00$10,120.00$(7,739.13)$2,380.87
October Quarterly[59]October 15, 2013$8,321.00$8,054.53$(8,054.87)$8,320.66
Year-End[60]January 31, 2014$8,320$63,518$(12,811)$50,727
Running totals
$81,692.53$(28,605)

Emily Cain

Emily Cain (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[61]July 15, 2013$0.00$67,650.00$(3,275.00)$64,375.00
October Quarterly[62]October 15, 2013$64,375.00$75,561.18$(42,928.02)$97,008.16
Year-End[63]January 31, 2014$97,008$157,971$(85,729)$169,249
April Quarterly[64]April 15, 2014$169,249$191,219$(142,397)$218,071
Running totals
$492,401.18$(274,329.02)

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Mike Michaud (R) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kevin Raye in the general election.

U.S. House, Maine District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Michaud Incumbent 55.7% 191,456
     Republican Kevin Raye 40% 137,542
     N/A Blank Votes 4.3% 14,910
Total Votes 343,908
Source: Maine Secretary of State "Tabulations for Elections held in 2012"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Mike Michaud won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jason Levesque (R) in the general election.[65]

U.S. House, Maine District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Michaud incumbent 55.1% 147,042
     Republican Jason J. Levesque 44.9% 119,669
Total Votes 266,711

See also

External links

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