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Democrats spar over ‘dark money’ ads in contest to challenge Poliquin

Good morning from Augusta. The three Democratic candidates vying to face off against Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District agreed on most issues Wednesday night during a debate that was televised statewide.

One exception was their thoughts on how they are treating each other in campaign advertising. Maine House Assistant Majority Leader Jared Golden of Lewiston and conservationist Lucas St. Clair of Hampden clashed over advertising in the race, much of it coming from a third-party group on behalf of St. Clair.

The Maine Outdoor Alliance has bought television advertising supporting him and according to Golden, has sent three mailers to Democrats in the district during the past couple of weeks. St. Clair said again that he didn’t know the support for his campaign was coming, even though the Maine Outdoor Alliance is run by the best man at his wedding.

“I learned about the Maine Outdoor Alliance at the same time everyone else did, when the Bangor Daily News reported on it,” St. Clair said.

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