Tag Archives: Bruce Poliquin

1st District GOP candidate snubbed with no invite to Boehner event in his backyard

Isaac Misiuk, the Republican Party’s candidate in the southern 1st Congressional District, said no one told him that U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, would be stopping for an event in the district’s largest city, Portland. Boehner is swinging through Portland tonight to join a fundraiser for Bruce Poliquin, the GOP candidate in the northern […]

John Boehner will campaign with Bruce Poliquin

U.S. Rep. John Boehner, McClatchy photo by Olivier Douliery

Republican House Speaker John Boehner will be heading to Maine next week to campaign with Bruce Poliquin, Matt Hudson, Poliquin’s campaign manager, said Wednesday. Poliquin is in a close race for the 2nd Congressional District seat against Emily Cain, a state senator from Orono. The AP first reported this development, saying Boehner will host a closed-door fundraiser on Sept. […]

Poliquin gains ‘young guns’ status from NRCC

GOP 2nd Congressional District candidate Bruce Poliquin has made it to “young guns” status in the National Republican Congressional Committee’s recruitment program. He was one of nine Republican candidates from across the country that the committee announced on Monday had been added to the list. The program selects GOP hopefuls to support and mentor who they feel […]

GOP poll shows continued dead heat in Cain-Poliquin race

A poll commissioned by Republican candidate Bruce Poliquin reveals a tight race in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. The survey, conducted by the GOP polling firm Public Opinion Strategies*, showed Poliquin trailing Democrat Emily Cain by four points, 37-33. That falls within the poll’s margin of error of 4.9 percent. Nearly one-quarter of those surveyed August 17-19 […]

‘Fed up’ Richardson rejects Poliquin call to quit congressional campaign

Blaine Richardson, a staunch conservative who left the Republican Party in order to run as an independent for the 2nd Congressional District seat, said Friday that he has rejected a request from Republican candidate Bruce Poliquin to drop out. Richardson said, and a Poliquin spokesman confirmed, that Poliquin made the request to Richardson in a phone […]

Bruce Poliquin’s Tea Party conundrum, plus 7 stories you need to read

The latest salvo by Democrats against the Republican candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, Bruce Poliquin, came in an email yesterday, when Democratic Party officials again linked Poliquin to the Tea Party movement. The “is he or isn’t he?” question about Poliquin’s relationship with the Tea Party has simmered since he won his party’s primary […]

Washington Post predicts Poliquin victory; Collins picks up another labor union endorsement

Republican Bruce Poliquin’s campaign in the 2nd Congressional District got a boost Thursday when the Washington Post predicted that he has a 64 percent chance of winning the election against Democrat Emily Cain and independent Blaine Richardson. The Post’s Election Lab’s formula for making the prediction involves election data dating back to 1980 and national […]