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  • Cain announces run for Congress after rival in D.C. for two months

    Emily Cain has announced she will run again for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016, just four months after losing to Republican Bruce Poliquin in 2014. She said she needs the 20 month lead time to run a full fledged campaign.

    “I believe one of the best things you can be as an elected official is direct and honest about what you’re doing,” said Cain. “This is early to start, but I know that this is what’s required in order to run the kind of campaign that’s going to be needed. We’ll need even more volunteers than last time, a bigger field organization with more people and organizations.”

    According to the Bangor Daily News her campaign team so far consists of herself and a finance director, Sarah Russell.

    Poliquin has only been working in Congress for two months. He received about 47 percent of the vote in November, compared to 42 percent for Cain.