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Chellie Pingree Wins Reelection In Maine's 1st District

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Kris Bridges
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For Maine Public
Chellie Pingree at Maine Public's 1st District debate in October.

Democrat Chellie Pingree has been elected to a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives for Maine's 1st District.

Challenger Jay Allen, a Republican, conceded the race shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning.

At the time, Pingree was leading Allen by 20 percentage points, with nearly 74% of the congressional district's vote in.

Pingree's campaign issued a statement declaring victory shortly after Allen's concession.

"I am humbled and grateful that Mainers have entrusted me to represent them once more in Congress. We have a titanic amount of hard work ahead of us," Pingree said in the statement. "My No. 1 priority will remain providing more resources to Mainers fighting to survive this crisis and delivering federal funds to our state. Holding this office is a sacred trust and I cannot wait to get started on the work ahead."

Neither candidate was available for further comment early Wednesday.

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