Poliquin wins the 2nd District

UPDATE: Emily Cain will be speaking at the campaigns' Bangor headquarters at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.  

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The second district race came to an end early this Wednesday morning as the Republican incumbent Bruce Poliquin keeps his seat.

With 88% of the vote in, Republican Bruce Poliquin has won the 2nd District.

As of 8:25 a.m. Wednesday morning, Poliquin has 55% of the vote with 172,229 votes. Cain has 45% of the vote.

This has been a very contentious race. It has been the most expensive U.S. House race in Maine history, with more than $12 million in spending and contributions.

As of early Wednesday morning Cain did not come out and address supporters tonight, but her Communications Director released a statement that reads in part.

"Tonight I spoke with Congressman Poliquin and congratulated him on his victory. I am deeply proud of the campaign we ran. Team Cain did incredible things during this campaign because we stayed focus on Maine people and Maine’s economy every minute. We broke records and  connected deeply and authentically with people across our state." 

For the full press release click here.

 

Cain also tweeted the statement as well.

Poliquin did speak to the media overnight.

“Well i think the people of Maine know when they're being duped. The people of Maine can't be bought they figured this out. They have so much common sense. More common sense then any of these Super PACs will ever have, and I’m just very grateful and honored to have this opportunity” said Congressman Poliquin.  

This is the second time Cain has challenged Poliquin.

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