Results: Michaud Defeats Raye to Take Maine 2nd District
Veteran Democratic state legislator Michael Michaud is the
winner of the 2nd District congressional race in Maine, according
to results released by the Maine secretary of state. Michaud earned
116,868 votes, defeating his opponent Republican Kevin Raye who
earned 107,849 votes.
seat was left open when John Baldacci, a moderate Democrat who
has represented the district since 1995, decided to run for governor
and quickly evolved into a tossup race viewed as a crucial part
of the fight for political control of the U.S. House.
Maine PBS and Maine Public Radio team up to provide full coverage
of the state's gubernatorial and congressional election as well
as referenda and bond initiatives on this fall's ballot.
House Race Stays Close Down To Wire
Update: In Maine's Second Congressional
District the race between two very different, but highly experienced
candidates is playing out beneath the national news radar, even
as control of the House of Representatives may hang in the balance.
District Campaign is Anything But Black and White
Update: Both national parties are
pinning their hopes on a pair of candidates with unlikely campaign
strategies. The race between Michael Michaud, a pro-life, pro-union
Democrat, and Kevin Raye, a pro-choice, pro-business Republican,
is running neck and neck. (9/22)