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Clinton Campaign Boosts Efforts in Maine

BANGOR, Maine - Hillary Clinton's campaign is boosting efforts in several battleground states, including Maine, where at least one poll shows voter preference tightening in the 2nd Congressional District.

Clinton's coordinated campaign has earmarked $6 million to help down-ballot candidates, including those in the two states that are allowed to split their electoral votes.

"In order to make our best effort to win the two competitive congressional districts in Nebraska and Maine's 2nd Congressional District, we're going to be investing nearly a quarter of a million dollars to turn out the vote in those two congressional districts," says Clinton's campaign manager Robbie Mook.

Clinton's effort in support of Democratic 2nd Congressional District candidate Emily Cain follows the release this weekend of the latest federal campaign finance reports.  They show that the former state senator is closing the funding gap with Republican incumbent Congressman Bruce Poliquin.

In the reporting period that ended Sept. 30, Cain raised  $1.1 million to Poliquin's $500,000. She now trails Poliquin in overall fundraising by less than $300,000.