Interesting story from The Hill by Chris Mills Rodrigo
Former Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R) on Sunday announced that he would not run for his old Maine seat in 2020, citing “family priorities.”
“FAMILY ALWAYS COMES FIRST. When my brother passed some years ago, I became my parents’ only surviving child. They devoted their lives to raising Jim and me. Now, it’s my turn and responsibility to help care for them,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
“I’ll continue to speak up and battle for what’s right for Maine and America. There are lots of ways I’m already helping Republicans win next November. Then, we’ll see what the future holds for 2022.”
Poliquin lost a close race to Democratic challenger Jared Golden in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District last year after ranked-choice voting was used to determine a winner.
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