Brewer Quoted in BDN Report on Maine’s 2nd District Congressional Race

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, was quoted in the Bangor Daily News article, “Under crush of negative ads, undecided voters in Maine’s 2nd District appear key to election.” When talking about the race between Democrat Emily Cain and Republican Bruce Poliquin, Brewer said voters who are used to electing relatively moderate candidates are now faced with a choice between candidates who are more firmly rooted in their party’s platform. “Part of me is thinking that maybe the chunk of undecideds is larger because they are both so different from each other and so different from the incumbent,” he said, referring to Democrat U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, who vacated the seat he has held for 12 years to run for governor.