Comments from former state senator Mary Cathcart, a senior policy associate at the University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, were included in an Associated Press article appearing on the political news website Real Clear Politics assessing Maine Republican congressional candidates Charlie Summers, who won last week’s Republican Senate primary, and Kevin Raye, who won the party’s nomination to challenge U.S. House of Representatives 2nd District incumbent Mike Michaud. Both are moderate Republicans who have worked for retiring U.S. Senate Republican and political moderate Olympia Snowe. They will probably receive Snowe’s support in November, Cathcart said, and it’s also likely both Summers and Raye will beat out right-wing
candidates in the fall general election.
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