Emily Cain announces three-month fundraising total of $380,000 for congressional campaign

Emily Cain, Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District.

Emily Cain, Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District.

Democratic state Sen. Emily Cain of Orono, who is running for the open 2nd Congressional District seat against Republican Bruce Poliquin of Oakland, announced Tuesday that she has raised nearly $380,000 in the second quarter of 2014, bringing her overall total for the 2014 election to more than $870,000.

Cain’s second quarter total outpaced Poliquin significantly, though Poliquin says his fund raising machine has roared to life since he won the June 10 primary.

Cain’s campaign said it would file its campaign finance report with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday, which is the federal reporting deadline. The campaign said in a press release that as of the end of June it had about $243,000 cash on hand.

Bruce Poliquin. Bangor Daily News photo by Troy R. Bennett

Bruce Poliquin. Bangor Daily News photo by Troy R. Bennett

The Poliquin campaign also reported strong fund raising numbers in the second quarter in a press release on Monday, though his totals were lower than Cain’s. Poliquin raised $296,000 in the second quarter — including $281,000 since the June primary — bringing his campaign total to some $820,000. Poliquin’s cash on hand at the end of June, $291,000, was about $48,000 more than Cain had in her campaign war chest.

More information about the timing and origins of the donations will be available when the full reports are filed later today. Stay tuned to State & Capitol for further analysis.

Christopher Cousins

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Christopher Cousins has worked as a journalist in Maine for 15 years and covered state government for numerous media organizations before joining the Bangor Daily News in 2009.