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(NEWS CENTER) -- Primary election day (June 10) is fast approaching, and the candidates for Congress in Maine's second district are kicking up their campaigns a notch.

NEWS CENTER political analysts Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman talk about the shape of the races In The Arena with Pat Callaghan.

Harriman and Strimling look at whether Republicans Bruce Poliquin and Kevin Raye have scored with their negative ads and their sparring in the NEWS CENTER Voice of The Voter forum. They also discuss the face-off between Democrats Emily Cain and Troy Jackson.

Our analysts also discuss whether the Veterans Administration scandal will hurt Rep. Mike Michaud politically, since he is ranking member of the Committee on Veterans Affairs. And they consider the political dangers to Gov. Paul LePage because of the Alexander Report on welfare reform, which LePage authorized as at cost of almost $1 million, and which he has now put on hold.

In the Arena: Strimling & Harriman Part Two

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