University of Maine political science professor Mark Brewer was interviewed by the Kennebec Journal about the amount of money spent in the primary campaigns for Maine’s open U.S. Senate seat. Brewer said money was less of a factor for the Democrats because none of the four candidates bought expensive TV spots. Comments from Brewer were included in a Bangor Daily News Congressional primary voting results, in which Maine Senate Majority Leader Jon Courtney narrowly beat political newcomer Patrick Calder, the Portland Republican City Committee chair, for the chance to take on incumbent Democrat Chellie Pingree. Brewer said trying to unseat Pingree would be an uphill battle for either candidate.
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