Democrats, Republicans tout legislative candidates

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The races for the Maine House and Senate are finalized and both parties say they are poised to win this November.

Monday was the deadline for parties to submit replacements for candidates that had dropped out since the June 10 primary.

Republicans, who want to retake both chambers, are fielding candidates in all but one of the 151 races for the House of Representatives. House Republican Leader Ken Fredette says that shows the momentum is in their favor.

Democrats have 139 candidates and say they are well positioned to maintain control with more than double the number of incumbents on the ballot than Republicans.

In the Senate, Republicans are fielding 34 candidates, while Democrats are running candidates in all 35 races.

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