2014 2nd Congressional District Campaign

Cain attacks Raye, Poliquin


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Sen. Emily Cain, D-Penobscot

Democratic candidate for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District Sen. Emily Cain (D-Penobscot) launched her campaign’s first attack on two of her likely Republican opponents Thursday.

In a fundraising email, Cain campaign hand Levi Knapp said the National Republican Campaign Committee’s decision to recognize two of Cain’s Republican opponents has “made it clear that [Republicans] are going to spare no expense to buy this seat.”

Knapp further alleges that both former Senate President Kevin Raye and former State Treasurer Bruce Poliquin aim to cut Social Security and end Medicare.

“Washington Republicans want nothing more than to have another reliable vote for cutting Social Security and ending Medicare as we know it, and we need to make sure that does not happen,” writes Knapp.

Early polling has shown Cain with a lead over her Democratic primary opponents, including Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson (D-Allagash) and darkhorse Alden Smith.

Steve Robinson
Maine Wire Reporter


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