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Fundraising Gap Narrowing in Maine Congressional Race

OAKLAND, Maine - Democratic congressional candidate Emily Cain has gained on U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in recent months in the 2nd Congressional District fundraising race.

The Morning Sentinel reports that Cain is less than $300,000 behind Poliquin in terms of the total money raised during the current election cycle.

Poliquin has raised just over $3 million while Cain has raised $2.7 million. Cain raised $1.1 million in the third quarter while Poliquin raised about $500,000.

Spending in the race exceeds the 2014 race by almost $2 million. Poliquin defeated Cain in that race. Cain's campaign says she is the best-funded congressional challenger in Maine history.

Poliquin is a first-term Republican who replaced Democrat Mike Michaud, who stepped down after a losing bid for governor.