Skip to comments.Bruce Poliquin Promises Not to Compromise Core Republican Values after Primary Victory (ME)
Posted on 06/11/2014 7:47:46 AM PDT by cotton1706
The Republican battle between a pragmatist and a partisan ended with a wimper less than three hours after the polls closed when former GOP Senate President Kevin Raye called Bruce Poliquin to concede the 2nd Congressional District race. Poliquin, a former state treasurer and self-anointed "true conservative" in the primary, promised not to compromise on core Republican values while Raye had emphasized his willingness to collaborate on partisan issues.
Shortly after 10:40 p.m., Bruce Poliquin walked to the podium at his Bangor headquarters and gave his supporters the message they wanted to hear.
"Merci beaucoup, merci beaucoup," he said.
And Poliquin has a lot to be thankful for. This is his first major nomination to elected office, after failed attempts at his party's nod for governor and the U.S. Senate. His expensive campaign portrayed his opponent Raye as a career politician who's too closely aligned with Democrats. But in victory, Poliquin reached out to the Raye campaign, acknowledging that he would need Raye's help to win the seat in November.
"I would like to say that primary elections, some people don't like, I think they're very healthy for the political process, they make us better as candidates and I want to congratulate Kevin on a hard-fought race and his wife and his mom, and all of his volunteers and all of the staff members," Poliquin said.
Poliquin says it's time for Republicans to take back Maine's 2nd Congressional District and to halt runaway debt and wasteful spending. Raye could not overcome those positions and others, nor could he conceal his disappointment. This is his third attempt at winning a congressional seat. He spoke to his supporters at a Bangor reception center.
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That is a TERRIBLE way to write a simple political story!
Shows you just how lousy today’s writers are in so-called “journolist” propaganda schools when they are NOT given a publicity sheet.
Wow—I missed this!
Your one-liner was more informative than the entire article.
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