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Golden keeps up swift fundraising pace in Maine’s 2nd District

Good morning from Augusta. Assistant House Majority Leader Jared Golden has fundraising momentum in his race with U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin of Maine’s 2nd District, whom he outraised by more than seven times over the first 17 days of October.

The toss-up race is the hottest one in Maine in 2018, seeing one of the highest shares of TV advertising of all U.S. House of Representatives races in the nation as Democrats prioritize knocking off Poliquin and seizing the chamber majority from Republicans.

Modeling from FiveThirtyEight shows a race that could be tilting toward the Democrat. President Donald Trump weighed in on Thursday by tweet-endorsing Poliquin — a notable step, since Poliquin never publicly endorsed Trump ahead of their 2016 victories in the 2nd District.

Poliquin has been outspent by his opponent before but not by this much. Golden is harnessing lots of Democratic fundraising momentum in his bid this cycle. Poliquin was handily leading the money race until September’s end, when Golden stormed ahead in the overall money race behind a wave of individual donations.

To read the rest of “Golden keeps up swift fundraising pace in Maine’s 2nd District,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Michael Shepherd, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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