Skip to comments.Tea Party VS Rino in ME primary. (Pro-lifer leads Olympia Snow's Pro-abortion chief of staff)
Posted on 06/10/2014 6:43:23 PM PDT by icwhatudo
On the GOP side, Bruce Poliquin, a former state treasurer and pension fund manager, says hes the only candidate in the race who is not a career politician.
He points to his life story including the tragic loss of his wife at a young age and his deep belief in his Roman Catholic faith as the reason he can claim to be the only pro-life candidate in the race. Poliquin made an unsuccessful run for governor in 2010 and for the U.S. Senate in 2012.
Poliquins primary opponent is former state Senate President Kevin Raye, a Republican from the Washington County town of Perry who is the former chief of staff for retired U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe. Raye has supported abortion rights and says he doesnt believe the government has a role to play in the relationship between a woman and her doctor.
No coverage of this race. How likely are we to win the general election with Poliquin? Its an open seat, but these people elected a degenerate last time.
Bruce Poliquin (R) 7,376 55.88%
Kevin L. Raye (R) 5,824 44.12%
Bruce Poliquin (R) 7,630 56.02%
Kevin L. Raye (R) 5,991 43.98%
This is as big a win in Maine for the Tea Party as is Cantor being beaten in VA.
U.S. House District 2 - D
Emily Ann Cain (D) 6,595 70.02%
Troy Dale Jackson (D) 2,824 29.98%
U.S. House District 2 - R
Bruce Poliquin (R) 6,779 55.15%
Kevin L. Raye (R) 5,514 44.85%
Not sure if its a true indicator, but total primary votes are over 11,000 GOP vs 9,000 Dem
In Maine (I live 13 miles away), as near as I can tell, it's RINO or communist.
When a trucon wins a low-turnout primary, it guarantees the communist.
That's how I see it.
Whats more telling is how bad Troy is doing. I had expected the pro-life local to beat the flatlander pro-abort or atleast have it close.
Cain is a leftwing Moonbat!
I agree. I thought Troy was going to do much better.
Shows you how far out in left field the d's in Maine have gone.
I just emailed Bruce.
BDN just picked Caine as the d’ winner
Emily Ann Cain (D) 8,664 71.5%
Troy Dale Jackson (D) 3,454 28.5%
Bruce Poliquin (R) 8,981 55.63%
Kevin L. Raye (R) 7,163 44.37%
Bruce’s lead has been ever so steady. Imagine, in Maine, a Tea Party Republican beating an Olympia Snowe gop insider. Praise God.
I live in this district....no one knew of his, ahem, “alternative lifestyle” when he was elected to Congress. The congressman “came out” last winter. I’ve always voted for the GOP candidate each election cycle.
I had hoped he would but with Michaud coming out and declaring itself a Barney Frank clone, I was afraid the day of the ‘conservative’ D in Maine is over and done with.
But is is ever so nice to see Maine Republicans moving to the RIGHT.
Well, best of luck getting the conservative into Congress. Looks like Michaud will lose to LePage anyway. Cutler will spoil.
On June 12, 2018 all who are still in Maine and registered to vote will get the chance to vote to be free.
This one might be even bigger news for conservatives than Cantor's loss (the Cantor one is shocking because of his status as House Majority Leader), though it will probably get little notice. If the conservative also wins in November, that will also be HUGE slam against the "only RINOs can win New England congressional seats" crowd.
Bruce Poliquin (R) 10,316 55.05%
Kevin L. Raye (R) 8,425 44.95%
53% of precincts reporting (305 of 578)
I wouldn’t count Bruce Poliquin out in the November election.
He was very aggressive during the primary, spending tons of his own money on endless radio and TV ads. Usually, in Maine’s second congressional district, the GOP guy has little cash to spend.
Poliquin made a lot of money on Wall Street years ago, and while some voters with a class warfare mentality will hate him for this, it is an ironclad fact that he has plenty of money of his own to spend on his general election campaign, and the primary season has shown that he’s not shy about spending his own cash.
Our governor, Paul LePage, is great. He doesn’t take any crap from the dems and he couldn’t care less whether the liberals like it or not.
When LePage took office in January, 2011, within days he ended Maine’s status as a sanctuary state for illegals. He also has attended a number of pro Second Amendment rallies.
BDN just declared Bruce the winner
Tea Party Republican creams GOP insider Raye.
U.S. House District 2 - R
Bruce Poliquin (R) 15,548 55.99%
Kevin L. Raye (R) 12,221 44.01%
I agree with you, this is the highlight of the night for me.
Pro-Life Poliquin upsets pro-abort Republican in Maine. Raye has long been backed by the Snowe Collins crowd.
Poliquin endorsed by National Right to Life and Maine Right to Life.
can somebody ping the pro-life ping list?
I meant to link the Poliquin facebook page. Victory.
Forgot facebook, how about his campaign site
More good news. There were more Republican primary voters than Democrat voters.
Well then, here's a little more.
Did you know that he's been John Martin's "girlfriend"?
lol..The smart-ass should have listened to me like he did when I 1st met him I guess *W*
Ping in case you know folks in Poliquin’s area.
“Pro-Life Poliquin upsets pro-abort Republican in Maine. Raye has long been backed by the Snowe Collins crowd.
Poliquin endorsed by National Right to Life and Maine Right to Life. ..”
Sweet. Let’s get the good guys elected, one politician at a time.
When the RINO wins, it guarantees a communist, too, though, doesn’t it?
“When the RINO wins, it guarantees a communist, too, though, doesnt it?”
I don’t think so, no.
Wow. That sailed clear past you, didn’t it?
We have a good chance to elect on in NH and one in Massachusetts (Alleigro). It was interesting to read on these threads that Michaud has admitted to his sodomy. As Maine Goes once upon a time censored people who implied that.
Conservative Republican Bruce Poliquin leading the liberal Democrat by 10% (!) in the latest poll for ME-02:
>> In Maine (I live 13 miles away), as near as I can tell, it’s RINO or communist. <<
Tell that to your governor, you pathetic excuse for a fleshwad.
LOL, you already replied to that guy back in post #34.
LOL! I know. I felt silly when I saw that it was a four month old thread. Still... you have to admit the recent update is certainly vindication, no?
great news in ME-2
Why would they even poll ME-1 when the action is in ME-2? Unless they were also asking about the GOV race.
Governor Paul LePage is a TEA Party conservative, as you already know.
Bruce Poliquin, now leading his dem challenger in Maine’s 2nd congressional district, is a conservative. If Mr. Poliquin wins, this open seat flips from dem to GOP.
Maine’s state Senate and the Maine House have a number of conservatives in those two legislative bodies.
I know plenty of people here in Maine who are conservative.
Maine is also a very-pro 2nd Amendment state.
Yes, we have our share of moonbats and other assorted libs, but the situation is far from RINO or communist, as the other poster said. You of course understand this, I’m posting for the benefit of the other people on this thread.
I don’t know if they polled the Gov. race, but they did poll the Senate race, so might as well poll the ME-02 House race as well.
I got into a new project last night for CT.
The voting record of individual voters is public information and is part of the voter registration list that can be purchased from the state. Somebody has put it on line. Connecticut.
I always assumed that about 15% of “Church-goers” are “prime voters.” And until the churches decide to get their vote out, their message is futile ... falling on deaf ears. They have no constituency.
I compared the names on church bulletins and web sites to their voting history. People who are paid church folks on payroll ... not reliable voters. Clergy with Masters in Theology, etc. No vote.
It is very hard to find anyone who is a prime voter in CT that has their name associated with a conservative church.
The Congregationalists on the other hand ... vote heavily.
The other conclusion ..... I looked up some of the far left radical DEM clergy .... they are not heavy voters, so they are a lame excuse for Marxist churchmen. Even the Marxist nun voted infrequently ... only one primary.
Nobody votes. Not the Judicial Vicar for the Diocese. Not the Pentecostal preacher. Not the Pro-Life Ministry team.
“..Nobody votes. Not the Judicial Vicar for the Diocese. Not the Pentecostal preacher. Not the Pro-Life Ministry team. ..”
Somehow we have to get it across to folks that VOTER TURNOUT IS WHAT WINS ELECTIONS!
I talk to folks individually, and tell them who the good guys are, and mention the importance of voter turnout in letters to editors. Calling local, or national, talk shows might be a good way as well.
Any other ideas?
Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
4 Then he sent some more servants and said, Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.
5 But they paid no attention and went offone to his field, another to his business. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.