Brewer Shares Gubernatorial Race Predictions with Press Herald

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, spoke with the Portland Press Herald about the Maine gubernatorial race between Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler. Brewer said he expects to see a close race between LePage and Michaud. “Right now, I would guess Michaud has an edge, but I wouldn’t be stunned if I woke up Wednesday to see LePage elected to a second term,” he said. Brewer also was quoted in a Kennebec Journal article about Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race between Republican Bruce Poliquin, Democrat Emily Cain and conservative independent Blaine Richardson. Brewer said Richardson, who is polling around 10 percent, could play a role in a close election. “If Blaine Richardson gets 5 percent or more [of the undecided voters], Bruce Poliquin can’t win,” he said.