(NEWS CENTER) -= Representative Mike Michaud (D) will be returning to his seat in the U.S. House.
Rep. Michaud represents Maine's second congressional district. His opponent, Maine Senate President Kevin Raye (R), also faced off against Michaud for theseat ten years ago.
Michaud's campaign drew some heat for a campaign ad that misrepresented changed Raye made to the State House kitchen.
Polls in late October and Early November showed the race tightening but as of 10:30 PM Tuesday Michaud is up 59% to 41%.
In his acceptance speech, Michaud said he looks forward to working with Representative Chellie Pingree (D) and Senator-elect Angus King (I).
""Elections are a good time for a healthy exchange of ideas, and to hear about the deepest concerns from the constituents of this district. I've heard the concerns, and I've heard some really good ideas. I will take those with me as I head back to Washington, to work in a bi-partisan fashion with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, which has been a goal of mine since I started serving as an elected official."
This will be Michaud's sixth term.