Brewer Speaks with MPBN about Presidential Race

Mark Brewer, a political science professor at the University of Maine, was interviewed for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network report, “Maine could become lightning rod in 2016 presidential race.” As the number of candidates seeking the GOP nomination for president grows, Maine could draw some of national political spotlight, depending on how Republicans in the state decide to select their 23 delegates, according to the report. Brewer said Iowa and other caucus states have shown candidates can have an effect that carries forward to other states by helping with momentum and fundraising, the report states. “Caucuses generally tend to bring out the most committed partisans and also tend to highly reward boots on the ground and strong organization,” he said.