University of Maine political scientist Mark Brewer was interviewed for a Kennebec Journal article on whether a national, right-wing organization’s support for Maine 2nd District Congressional candidate Kevin Raye can be considered “nonpartisan,” as the group claims. Brewer said both right- and left-leaning political organizations claim to be nonpartisan. Comments from Amy Fried of UMaine’s political science department were included in a Portland Press Herald story about Maine’s increasing importance in the GOP’s national effort to retake the U.S. Senate. Fried said as Republican chances around the country are being squeezed, GOP groups may plug more money into Maine’s Senate race.
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